June 29th, 2008 15:54 EST
Moments ago, Mattel Spokes girl, Sue Ing, told reporters they have reason to believe their star property was forcibly taken from her recently completed
Doll House some time before dawn, Sunday.
Ms. Ing could provide no further details other than to assure Barbie`s
Â® friends, fans and everyone who loves Barbie Â® that the Mattel family is doing everything they can to insure her safe return.
Â® long-time companion, Ken Â®, is said to be in seclusion and will not be making comment. Ms. Ing went on to say that two of Barbie`s Â® best friends, Vicki and Teresa, have not been in contact.
"Be assured, " said Ms. Ing, "that Mattel will make available whatever details we can so long as such details do not jeopardize Barbie`s
Â® safe return."
Ms. Ing advised that Mattel has scheduled a Barbie
Â® News Update tomorrow, Monday, at 3:30 p.m., PT. She was visibly shaken as she left the podium.
For now, the world is asking, "Where is Barbie
Â®?" The SOP will continue to follow developments. Stay tuned.