Anderson Police Department Issues Amber Alert

5 years 2 months 1 week ago Friday, January 10 2014 Jan 10, 2014 Friday, January 10, 2014 5:37:00 PM CST January 10, 2014 in News
By: Lee Anne Denyer and Tori Chamberlain, KOMU 8 Digital Producers
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(COLUMBIA) - The Anderson Police Department issued an Amber Alert Friday for 6-month-old Mitchell Farris.

Officers received a call from the Missouri Division of Family Services in reference to a parental kidnapping. Police said Preston Farris, the father of Mitchell, visited Indian Creek Apartments within Anderson city limits where his son had been placed with his great Grandfather by Missouri Division of Family Services. Police say Preston Farris left with the child and never returned. Farris is believed to be traveling with the biological mother, Anastasia McDaniel. The two suspects have the child and are believed to be driving a red 2004 Ford Freestar with the license plate number UH7D2R.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children released photos of suspects Preston Farris and Anastasia McDaniel.

Anyone with information is urged to call 911 or the Anderson Police Department at (417) 845-2681.

*Editor's note: This story was updated at 7:30 P.M. (CST) with details from the Anderson Police Department.

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