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KCMO, KCK police safely locate 2-year-old girl kidnapped in stolen vehicle

KCMO girl located safely
Posted at 7:11 PM, Aug 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-17 23:24:55-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department in conjunction with KCKPD safely located a 2-year-old girl who was kidnapped while inside a stolen vehicle.

Khalecia K Richards, 2, was kidnapped at around 5:40 p.m. at a BP gas station near Linwood Boulevard and Indiana Avenue on Tuesday evening in KCMO.

Officers found the girl at around 7:20 in the area of north 5th Street and Walker Avenue in KCK.

A woman named Tori, who lives in the area, called police after spotting a girl in her backyard.

"She had a little flag and she was playing in the fence with it over there," Tori, who spotted Richards said. "Then I spoke to her, she never spoke back to me, but she followed me, because I asked her 'Where is your dad?' I didn't know who the man was or if he was related to her but she didn't answer."

Upon arrival, officers realized it was Richards.

"You could see the relief on his face, when he said 'Here she is,'" Tori said recalling the moment officers arrived at her home.

KCMO police were then notified and drove Richard's mother to the Kansas City, Kansas.

The stolen 2012 white Ford Mustang was found near North 10th Street and New Jersey Avenue.

Police say the suspect was a black male, wearing a black hat, red shirt that had gold writing and black shorts.

Prior to locating Richards safely, KCPD had planned to request an Amber Alert.

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