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Posted: 10:51 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2013
OAKLAND, Calif. —
The family of a 21-month-old Daphne Webb held an emotional prayer vigil Wednesday night to mark the week that has passed since she disappeared from her father's car parked on an Oakland street.
Daphne's father, John Webb, told KTVU some tips have come in, but there have been no substantial leads for police.
Her mother Kiana Webb sang a song in tribute to her little girl who loved music. She said the last week has been devastating.
"You have no idea how heartbreaking this is," said Kiana Webb. "You don't know what to do. There is no manual written on how to deal with this."
The vigil of prayers and songs was held at the corner of 79th Avenue and International Boulevard.
It was at the nearby convenience store where John Webb said he left the girl in his car with his elderly mother while he bought an energy drink.
When he returned, Webb said the girl was gone.
"We just want Daphne home. That's all," said Webb. "That's all I'd like to say right now. I'm sad, just like everybody else."
Police and volunteers have searched various parts of the city including a park near where the father lives.
Authorities have said neither parents is a suspect in the disappearance.
"I'm just heartbroken," said friend of the family Brandon Antione. "And I just wish they'd bring her back. That's all I wish."
Friends and family have been passing out fliers and holding on to the chance that the little girl will be found alive.
Daphne's mother said she remains very hopeful.
"We just want her to come home," said Kiara Webb. "We miss her. I miss her terribly."
Daphne had been living with her father after her mother was arrested in February for child endangerment.
Court records show she had passed out in her car with Daphne in the back seat and admitted to police she had consumed vicodin and alcohol.
The last time she saw Daphne was about three weeks ago.
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