Amber Alert: Danville child in extreme danger, abductor is armed


UPDATE 2:16 a.m.

Police say Carl Ray Kennedy has a number of tattoos that can help identify him.
He has a Tattoo of a skull on his Left forearm. Tattoo of a Skull with bandanna over the mouth on right forearm. An eye tattoo on the back of his right hand. Upper right arm pitbull with american bulldog written under it and a wizard on his left upper arm.

DANVILLE, Va (WSET) – Virginia State Police have issues an amber alert for a child abducted out of Danville.

They issued the alert on behalf of the Danville Police Department around 1 a.m. on Monday.
The Danville Police Department is looking for Emma Grace Kennedy.

She was last seen at Kwik Stop #9, 4912 Riverside Drive on Sunday.

Emma Grace Kennedy is less than a year old, weighs 18 pounds, has blue eyes and short blond hair, and was wearing a blue onesie.

She is believed to be in extreme danger.

State Police say, Kennedy was likely abducted by Carl Ray Kennedy.

Carl Ray Kennedy is a white, male, 51 years old, 5 feet 08 inches tall, weighs 170 pounds, with green eyes and short gray hair wearing brown short sleeve shirt, gray shorts pants, black/white sketchers shoes.

They may be traveling in a gold Suzuki 4 door, with a LICENSE FAA-1873.

They were last seen east bound on route 58. Possibly headed to North Carolina.

State Police say the abductor armed with a knife and assaulted mother and abducted child at the Kwik Stop located on Riverside Drive.

If you have any information, call the Danville Police Department AT (434)799-6510 or the Virginia State Police at 1-800-822-4453 (1-800-VACHILD).

This is a developing story.


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