UPDATE: Suspect Vehicle, Suspect Located in Springfield; Hailey Still Missing

By KOLR10 News

Published 02/18 2014 06:17PM

Updated 02/19 2014 01:29PM

UPDATE: SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Springfield Police Department has located the suspect vehicle and suspect wanted in connection with the abduction of 10-year-old Hailey Owens.

According to a post on the Springfield Police Facebook page, the vehicle and suspect were located at a residence in south Springfield, however Hailey Owens remains missing.

The suspect has been booked on kidnapping charges.

A command post has been set up at National and Bennett in Springfield with 30-40 officers searching for the girl.  

According to the post, police will continue to search throughout the night, or until Hailey is found.


More information has been released about the suspect wanted in connection to the abduction of Hailey Owens.

The suspect is described as a 45-year-old male, with gray hair and an unshaven face.

The suspect vehicle may have a second Missouri registration of 1YS454, along with 1YF454.

The Amber Alert has been extended to Oklahoma and Kansas.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Springfield Police Department is looking for a suspect in connection with a child abduction.

According to Springfield Police Department spokeswoman Lisa Cox, police were dispatched to a child abduction call around 4:50 p.m. on W. Lombard.

Ten-year-old Hailey Owens was approached by an unknown person and pulled into his vehicle.

Police say Hailey was walking near her home when a white male - possibly in a gold ford ranger pickup- grabbed her and took her.
They say they do believe this is a random act and, as far as they know, Hailey is not familiar with this man.

Police say they'll continue searching into the night.

"We are very concerned about this.  An abduction is the way we are working it," says Lt. Robert Pitts with the Springfield Police Department. "We have no reason to believe it has anything to do with any other crime in the area.  From what we are understanding, this is a random act."

The suspect is a white male and may be driving a gold 2008 Ford Ranger with a license plate number of 1YF454 or 1YS454.

The vehicle may be en route to an address in Ash Grove, Mo.

Hailey is described as skinny with sandy-blonde hair and wearing jean shorts and purple sandals.

If you have any information on the abduction, the suspect or Hailey's whereabouts call 911 immediately.

Full Amber Alert:

Date: 2/18/2014 16:48

This is an Amber Alert, the Springfield Missouri Police Department has issued an Amber Alert that occured at 3247 west Lombard at 4:48 pm on 02/18/14. Abducted was Hailey Owens a white female 10 years old. The suspect vehicle is a gold 2008 Ford Ranger Missouri registration 1YF454. The vehicle was last seen southbound on Scenic from Grand in Springfield, Missouri. The suspect is a white male, no further description is available. The victim, Hailey M. Owens is a white female 10 years old, 5 foot 2 inches tall, weighing 90 pounds with long brown hair, brown eyes and pierced ears. Owens was last seen wearing blue jean shorts and purple sandals.. . Please Contact Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810

Address 13247 W. Lombard


Hailey Owens

Hailey Owens

NameHailey Owens
Age10 Year(s) old
Height5ft 2in
DescriptionPierced ears
Subject Believed to be WearingBlue jean shorts and purple sandals.


Unknown Unknown

Unknown Unknown

NameUnknown Unknown
Height0ft 0in
DescriptionNo Information Provided



Suspected Vehicle

License StateMO
License Text1YF454
DescriptionNo Information Provided

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