Update, Feb. 19, 2014, 12:15 p.m.
Police are reporting Hailey Owens was found dead early this morning at a residence in Springfield. A suspect is currently in custody, and charges are pending.
Original story: Feb. 18, 2014, 7:45 p.m.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — An Amber Alert has been issued for a 10-year-old Springfield girl.
The Springfield Police Department issued the alert on Tuesday, Feb. 18, saying Hailey M. Owens had been abducted at 3247 W. Lombard St. at 4:48 p.m.
The alleged abductor is identified as a white male, 45 years old, with gray hair and an unshaven face. He is reportedly driving a gold 2008 Ford Ranger. The truck has a Missouri license plate, and the number is 1YF-454. An alternate possible license plate for the truck was also given: 1YS-454.
Owens is described as being a white female, 10 years old, 5 foot 2 inches tall, weighing 90 pounds. She has long brown hair, brown eyes, and pierced ears. She was last seen wearing blue jean shorts and purple sandals.
Anyone with information about Owens’ whereabouts should contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810.