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Posted: 1:34 PM- Visibly shaking, eyes welling up with tears as he held a picture of his daughter, Cartoon Wah asked for the little girl's return.
"I'm a true devout Christian," he said Tuesday afternoon through an interpreter. "I don't hate anybody. If somebody has her, all I ask is they return my daughter to me."
Wah described his daughter as a very smart, skilled girl, and speculated somebody might have been jealous of her. Or, he said, maybe someone wanted her.
Wah has five children and Hser Ner Moo is his only daughter. He recalled how Monday morning she stood behind him as he brushed his teeth. He told her he would bring her candy after work.
Wah said he has not eaten anything since he learned of her disappearance yesterday.
"We came from Burma where we had a lot of trials in our past life," he said. "Then we come to America and it happens again."
Sometimes in Burma, officially known as Myanmar, people are randomly kidnapped and beaten, Wah said. Usually they're taken off and killed.
One of her brothers saw Hser Ner Moo leave the apartment Monday afternoon and walk south. She didn't respond when he asked where she was going.
Wearing a blue Brigham Young University jacket, he thanked all of the volunteers searching for his daughter.