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Missing Louisiana 10-Year-Old Has Been Found

Published February 7, 2021
Updated February 8, 2021

Update – The Amber Alert issued on behalf of the New Iberia Police Department has been canceled. Jalisa Lassalle has been located in St. Martin Parish and is being evaluated by medical personnel. One subject is in custody for her disappearance. The investigation is ongoing and further inquiries should be directed to the New Iberia Police Department.

It has also been requested that all photos of Jalisa Lassalle be removed from the internet and all social media.

From the New Iberia Police Department: – JALISA FOUND SAFE!!! On February 8, 2021, right before 7:00 AM, citizens that were employed by a company observed the vehicle that Michael Sereal was last seen in while working their shift. Local authorities were immediately contacted and Sereal was taken into custody.

Sereal was taken into custody by St. Martin Parish Deputies and then transferred to the custody of the New Iberia Police Department where he is being arrested for Aggravated Kidnapping.
Jalisa was found safe!

Earlier update:

Louisiana State Police have now upgraded the Level II Advisory to an Amber Alert. The suspected abductor is 33-year-old Michael R. Sereal of New Iberia. He is described as a black male 5’ 9” tall, weighing 224 pounds. He was last seen driving a rented 2012 Nissan Altima bearing license plate N472845. (see photos below)

Original Advisory:
From the Louisiana State Police – The Louisiana State Police has issued a Level II Endangered / Missing Child Advisory on behalf of the New Iberia Police Department for 10-year-old Jalisa Lassalle.
Jalisa was last seen on the 1400 block of Fulton Street in New Iberia. She was seen getting into a 2012 silver / gray 4-door Nissan Altima with Louisiana license plate number N472845 being driven by an older black male with sideburns, wearing a hat. She is described as being a 4-foot-6-inch tall, black female, weighing 75 pounds. She was wearing a red hoodie and blue jean shorts. She is believed to be in imminent danger.
Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of any of these subjects should immediately contact the New Iberia Police Department at 337-369-2306 or call 911.
Contact Information:
TPR Thomas Gossen
Louisiana State Police
Troop I Public Affairs
Office: (337) 262-5880