The Latest on the search for a missing 5-year-old girl in Utah (all times local):

1:55 p.m.

A Utah man who police say is the only suspect in the disappearance of his 5-year-old niece has been denied bail and will be kept behind bars as the search for the child continues.

This undated photo provided by the Logan City Police Department shows Elizabeth
This undated photo provided by the Logan City Police Department shows Elizabeth “Lizzy” Shelley, who was reported missing Saturday, May 25, 2019. Logan Police Chief Gary Jensen told reporters Tuesday, May 28 that investigators have “strong evidence” including DNA linking her uncle Alex Whipple to the disappearance. (Logan City Police Department via AP)

Alex Whipple made a brief court appearance Tuesday in Logan on probation violation charges.

Logan Police Chief Gary Jensen said Tuesday that investigators have “strong evidence” including DNA linking the 21-year-old Whipple to the disappearance. However, he has not been charged in the crime.

Whipple’s attorney, Shannon Demler, declined comment outside court.

CORRECTS THAT POLICE HAVE ALREADY ARRESTED WHIPPLE AND RELEASED THE PHOTO TO SEEK INFORMATION ABOUT HIS ACTIVITIES - This image taken on Friday, May 24, 2019, from a surveillance camera and released by the Logan City Police Department shows Alex Whipple, whose activities on Friday police are trying to piece together in an effort to find his missing niece. The search for 5-year-old Elizabeth “Lizzy” Shelley has stretched into a fourth day in Utah, and police say Whipple is a suspect in her disappearance. Whipple was arrested Saturday and is being held on an unrelated charge. (Logan City Police Department via AP)
CORRECTS THAT POLICE HAVE ALREADY ARRESTED WHIPPLE AND RELEASED THE PHOTO TO SEEK INFORMATION ABOUT HIS ACTIVITIES – This image taken on Friday, May 24, 2019, from a surveillance camera and released by the Logan City Police Department shows Alex Whipple, whose activities on Friday police are trying to piece together in an effort to find his missing niece. The search for 5-year-old Elizabeth “Lizzy” Shelley has stretched into a fourth day in Utah, and police say Whipple is a suspect in her disappearance. Whipple was arrested Saturday and is being held on an unrelated charge. (Logan City Police Department via AP)

Jensen says evidence also indicates the girl is hurt but police did not elaborate.

Whipple was arrested Saturday after the girl went missing. Police say he has not been cooperative.

Whipple has a criminal record that includes an assault involving domestic violence, possession of a stolen vehicle and drug-related charges.

CORRECTS THAT POLICE HAVE ALREADY ARRESTED WHIPPLE AND RELEASED THE PHOTO TO SEEK INFORMATION ABOUT HIS ACTIVITIES - This image taken on Friday, May 24, 2019, from a surveillance camera and released by the Logan City Police Department shows Alex Whipple, whose activities on Friday police are trying to piece together in an effort to find his missing niece. The search for 5-year-old Elizabeth “Lizzy” Shelley has stretched into a fourth day in Utah, and police say Whipple is a suspect in her disappearance. Whipple was arrested Saturday and is being held on an unrelated charge. (Logan City Police Department via AP)
CORRECTS THAT POLICE HAVE ALREADY ARRESTED WHIPPLE AND RELEASED THE PHOTO TO SEEK INFORMATION ABOUT HIS ACTIVITIES – This image taken on Friday, May 24, 2019, from a surveillance camera and released by the Logan City Police Department shows Alex Whipple, whose activities on Friday police are trying to piece together in an effort to find his missing niece. The search for 5-year-old Elizabeth “Lizzy” Shelley has stretched into a fourth day in Utah, and police say Whipple is a suspect in her disappearance. Whipple was arrested Saturday and is being held on an unrelated charge. (Logan City Police Department via AP)

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11:35 a.m.

The search for a missing 5-year-old girl has stretched into a fourth day in Utah, with police saying her 21-year-old uncle is the suspect in her disappearance.

CORRECTS DATE REPORTED MISSING TO MAY 25, NOT MAY 26 - Searchers look for signs of 5-year-old Elizabeth Shelley on Monday, May, 27, 2019 in Logan, Utah.  Shelley was reported missing from her home on Saturday morning, May 25. (Eli Lucero/Herald Journal via AP)
CORRECTS DATE REPORTED MISSING TO MAY 25, NOT MAY 26 – Searchers look for signs of 5-year-old Elizabeth Shelley on Monday, May, 27, 2019 in Logan, Utah. Shelley was reported missing from her home on Saturday morning, May 25. (Eli Lucero/Herald Journal via AP)

Logan Police Chief Gary Jensen told reporters Tuesday that investigators have “strong evidence” including DNA linking Alex Whipple to the disappearance of Elizabeth “Lizzy” Shelley. She was reported missing Saturday morning.

Jensen says the girl is believed to be hurt. He did not elaborate.

Whipple was found in a rural area and arrested Saturday. He is in custody on a probation violation and has not been charged in the girl’s disappearance.

Searchers look for signs of Elizabeth Shelley on Monday, May, 27, 2019 in Logan, Utah.  Shelley was reported missing from her home on Saturday morning, May 25. (Eli Lucero/Herald Journal via AP)
Searchers look for signs of Elizabeth Shelley on Monday, May, 27, 2019 in Logan, Utah. Shelley was reported missing from her home on Saturday morning, May 25. (Eli Lucero/Herald Journal via AP)

Whipple has a criminal record that includes an assault involving domestic violence, possession of a stolen vehicle and drug-related charges.

It’s unknown if he has an attorney.

CORRECTS DATE REPORTED MISSING TO MAY 25, NOT MAY 26 - Searchers look for signs of 5-year-old Elizabeth Shelley on Monday, May, 27, 2019 in Nibley, Utah. Shelley was reported missing from her home on Saturday morning, May 25. (Eli Lucero/Herald Journal via AP)
CORRECTS DATE REPORTED MISSING TO MAY 25, NOT MAY 26 – Searchers look for signs of 5-year-old Elizabeth Shelley on Monday, May, 27, 2019 in Nibley, Utah. Shelley was reported missing from her home on Saturday morning, May 25. (Eli Lucero/Herald Journal via AP)
Searchers look for signs of Elizabeth Shelley on Monday, May, 27, 2019 in Logan, Utah.  Shelley was reported missing from her home on Saturday morning, May 25. (Eli Lucero/Herald Journal via AP)
Searchers look for signs of Elizabeth Shelley on Monday, May, 27, 2019 in Logan, Utah. Shelley was reported missing from her home on Saturday morning, May 25. (Eli Lucero/Herald Journal via AP)

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