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Prayer service held for Lina Khil, police release new videos as search for missing toddler continues

The 3-year-old went missing Monday afternoon, seemingly without a trace.

SAN ANTONIO — As San Antonio authorities, FBI experts and community members continue to look out for any sign of Lina Khil, the 3-year-old who vanished from a northwest-side playground seemingly without a trace Monday afternoon, a prayer service was held Friday morning in hopes she is found soon, and safe. 

Police officials say they continue to approach her disappearance as a missing persons case, saying they don't believe Lina was abducted. An AMBER Alert remains active. 

KENS 5's Sue Calberg was at the event, which was held at St. Francis Episcopal Church near Lina's family's apartment complex. 

Event organizers also said they're accepting donations to help the community because many extended family members aren't working while the search continues, having paused their lives to help. If you have food, diapers, wipes or money to give, Eagles Flight SA is coordinating aid for the family. 

Lina's father also spoke at the service.

WATCH: Prayer service for Lina Khil

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Posted by KENS 5 & Kens5.com on Friday, December 24, 2021

Also on hand was SAPD Chief William McManus, who continued to emphasize the extent of law enforcement's efforts to find Lina, saying every unit at the family's apartment complex was searched "multiple times" as they work to find new leads. 

"There's not a law enforcement agency in the country that doesn't know Lina is missing," he said. 

Justin Garris, acting special agent in charge for the FBI's San Antonio field office, added that multiple support units were called into town to assist. 

SAPD released multiple videos of Lina, including one of her playing on a swing and another that includes her voice.

As of Friday night, a total of $150,000, including $100,000 from the Islamic Center of San Antonio, was being offered for information which would lead police to find Lina. 

If you have any information or were in contact with the family on Monday, you're urged to contact SAPD at (210)207-7660. 

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