- Associated Press - Monday, May 25, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office says a St. Louis area man is being held on $1 million bond after authorities say he was found with a 12-year-old southwest Missouri girl who had been missing since Friday.

The Springfield News-Leader reports (https://sgfnow.co/1Kd9gq1 ) that the 47-year-old suspect is in custody in the St. Louis area and faces kidnapping charges. It’s unclear if the suspect has been formally charged.

The child was reported missing Friday afternoon and was found alive in St. Louis about 24 hours later.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said earlier that an Amber Alert was not issued for the child because it did not meet the appropriate criteria.

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Information from: Springfield News-Leader, https://www.news-leader.com


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