Since then, family and friends have continued to search, hoping to bring the little girl home.
Officials with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office say Leonna was being watched by her mother’s boyfriend the day she disappeared.
Investigators searched the woods, roadway, and waste station at the apartment complex looking for Leonna.
After more than a year, Leonna’s family hasn’t given up hope.
The search began at the Dollar General on south Mechanic Street in Pendleton.
Dozens of volunteers were out searching for much of the evening.