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Amber Alert canceled for missing 10-year-old girl

February 19, 2014

The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City



Feb. 19--UPDATE: 6:35 a.m. Wednesday -- The Amber Alert has been canceled after the girl's body was found, according to her family and reported by KBMC.

SPRINGFIELD, MO. --Springfield Police have located the suspect vehicle in a child abduction case and booked a suspect on kidnapping charges.

The vehicle was found with the male suspect inside, at a residence in south Springfield. Hailey Owens, for whom an Amber Alert was called, remains missing.

A command post has been set up and 30-40 officers have begun an extensive search that will continue throughout the night, or until she is found.

If she still remains missing in the morning, SPD will host a news briefing at 6:30 a.m. in the Springfield Art Museum parking lot, 1111 E. Brookside Dr.

Earlier Tuesday, police in Missouri believed the suspected kidnapper might be headed to Oklahoma.

Hailey M. Owens, 10, was abducted about 4:45 p.m. in Springfield, Mo., authorities said. She is white, 5 feet 2 inches tall, 90 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing blue jean shorts and purple sandals.

She was last seen with a white man, 45 to 55 years old, 6 feet 1 inch tall, 200 pounds with gray hair. The suspect is believed to be driving a gold 2008 Ford Ranger pickup with Missouri tag 1YF454.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Hailey should call 911.

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