Amber Alert: Child abduction reported in Springfield, Mo.

Update: At 7 a.m. today, Feb. 19, the Springfield (Mo.) Police Department announced the victim who was the subject of the Amber Alert, Hailey M. Owens, 10, is deceased. The police department reported  the vehicle had been located and a suspect is in custody.

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Amber Alert: Child abduction reported in Springfield, Mo.

A Kansas Amber Alert has been issued for Hailey M. Owens, 10, a white female, 5 feet 2 inches tall, 90 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

According to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, at 4:48 p.m. today, the Springfield (Mo.) Police Department received a report of a child abduction.

It appeared that Hailey was approached by an unknown white male near the 3200 block of West Lombard Street, Springfield, Mo., and then was pulled into a vehicle, described as a gold 2008 Ford Ranger. The truck headed southbound on Scenic Avenue from Grand Street in Springfield. The truck’s Missouri plate number is reported as 1YF454 or 1YS454.

Hailey has pierced ears and was wearing blue jean shorts and purple sandals when last seen.

Anyone with any information is asked to call 911 or the KBI at 1-800-KS-CRIME. Visit http://www.ksamber.org for more information.

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