Missouri authorities issue Amber Alert for abducted 13-year-old girl

Update: At 12:33 p.m., Oct. 17, 2016, the KBI was notified that Liberty Police Department has cancelled their Amber Alert – the child has been located and the suspect is in custody. The alert is now deactivated.

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At 11:36 a.m. today, Oct. 17, 2016, the Missouri State Highway Patrol requested that the Kansas Bureau of Investigation launch a Kansas AMBER Alert. It is believed that the suspect may be en-route to Kansas, and the child victim is in imminent danger. The MSHP shared the following information:

The Liberty Police Department has issued an Amber Alert for a child abduction that occurred at 530 Sarah Lane, in Liberty, Mo. Abducted was Amiya Morris, a 13-year-old black female. The suspect vehicle is a blue 2012 Toyota Camry bearing Missouri license number DS17X, last seen leaving the location of the abduction.

The suspect is believed to be Nicholas Bejarano, a 38-year-old Hispanic male, height 6 feet, weight 160 pounds, with black hair, brown eyes, and brown complexion. Suspect has tattoos on his neck and NAB on his fingers and was last seen wearing a gray T-shirt, red shorts, and multi-colored women’s slippers.

The victim, Amiya Morris, 13, is 5 feet 3 inches tall, 105 pounds, black hair, brown eyes, light complexion, last seen wearing a tan tank top, dark blue leggings, and black and pink Nike flip-flops.

Anyone seeing the victim, suspect, or vehicle, or anyone having any information related to the abduction should immediately dial 911 to contact the nearest law enforcement agency or call the Liberty Police Department at 816-439-4701.

Information thanks to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.


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