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      Police Chief: We will not give up on Amir Jennings

      COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH) - The search continues for Amir Jennings after bad information lead to false hope of his safe return.

      Officials with the Columbia Police Department announced Thursday night that misinformation was disseminated to the public in reference to Amir giving false hope that the child had been found in Georgia.

      Amir Jennings has been missing for 78 days, but the community remains hopeful.

      An "Awareness Gathering" was held for Amir Sunday afternoon at the State Museum in Columbia.

      The Find Amir Jennings Facebook page organized the rally for Amir.

      The page was created by a Columbia mother, who now has three other women helping her maintain the page.

      One of the organizers Kimberly Kite says the facebook page is making strides.

      "We went from 300 to 500 talking about it to over 1500 likes. We have people in Texas, we have people in Nebraska; I mean a lot of people are starting to follow this," said Kite.

      After meeting at the museum, volunteers dispersed to post more fliers of the toddler.

      â??The Columbia Police Department will continue to provide accurate information concerning Amir Jennings. I ask that citizens keep praying for Amirâ??s safe return. We will not give up on him until he is located,â?? said Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott

      Chief Scott encourages citizens with information about this case to call, text or submit online, their anonymous tip to Crimestoppers in any of the following ways:

      CALL toll-free: 888-CRIME-SC.

      TEXT to CRIMES (274637), and mark the beginning of the message with "TIPSC,â?? followed by the tip information.

      Log onto the Crimestoppers Website: Click on the red "Submit a tip" tab

      Tipsters could earn a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to Amirâ??s whereabouts.