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FBI adds $5,000 to reward for missing children in KCMO

Total reward now $7,000 for information on 2 boys
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Posted at 5:49 PM, Nov 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-26 18:50:01-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The FBI on Thursday added $5,000 to a reward for any information on two missing children whose mother has been charged with their kidnapping.

Kansas City, Missouri, police spokesman Capt. David Jackson said the FBI addition brings the total reward to $7,000. Police still are seeking any information on the whereabouts of Avontay Reed, 7, and Kelvontae Cooper, 4.

Their mother, Mattina Marshall, 28, was charged Wednesday with two counts of kidnapping.

Police said the children were taken from an aunt’s home in Kansas City, Missouri, on Nov. 9.

Detectives tracked down Marshall, who does not have custody of the children, on Tuesday at a motel in St. Joseph.

The children are still missing.

Avontay Reed is 4 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 100 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black coat, gray shirt, blue jeans and black shoes.

Kelvontae Cooper is 4 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 90 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black coat, a white shirt with red and black lettering, blue jeans and brown shoes.

Anyone with information on the children should call 911.