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Police safely locate missing 2-year-old girl, cancel Amber Alert

Missouri Highway Patrol
Posted at 5:00 PM, Apr 09, 2024

UPDATE, 6:05 p.m. | Springfield police said the girl was located safely and her parents are in police custody.

EARLIER | The Missouri State Highway Patrol issued an Amber Alert Tuesday afternoon for a missing 2-year-old girl from Springfield, Missouri.

The girl had been last seen at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday at the Wonders of Wildlife with her parents Frank Ganis, 26, and Arisha Caldwell, 33.

The trio was seen leaving Bass Pro at 11:22 a.m.

Troopers have issued a statewide alert and are looking for a silver 2000 Mercedes SUV with Vermont license plate HFL245.

Frank Ganis is described as a 6-foot, 190-pound man with brown hair and hazel eyes. He was reportedly wearing a black jacket, gray shorts and work boots.

Caldwell is five feet, two inches tall and 120 pounds. She has blonde hair and green eyes. When last seen, she was wearing a white t-shirt, gray leggings and black sandals.

Caldwell also has multiple tattoos: tribal on right arm and leg, stars on both ankles, cross on abdomen, grim reaper on right side and devil head on back.

Anyone with information about the trio should call 911.

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