Missing South Carolina child found in northeast Iowa, parents arrested

UPDATE Missing 2-Year-Old Last Spotted in Marshall

Missing South Carolina child found in northeast Iowa, parents arrested

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, along with a SC police department are asking for the public's assistance to locate a missing 2-year old child who may be in the northwest Iowa, southwest Minnesota area.

Camden police confirmed the little girl was in custody, and her parents had been arrested.

A day after a statewide alert, a SC toddler has been found safe and her parents have been arrested for kidnapping her.

Dakota was removed from her parents' care for safety reasons and authorities were unable to locate them, according to the BCA.

Media reports state that Dakota and her parents recently seen at a Le Mars, IA doctor's office, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Law enforcement then received information that they may now be in Minnesota.

UPDATE Missing 2-Year-Old Last Spotted in Marshall

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children put out a notice about the Rays, and they three were spotted in Iowa on Monday. He is 6 feet 1 inches tall and weighs 340 pounds and has light brown hair and brown eyes.

Dakota Ray is two years old.

Police say they may be sleeping in the van and asking passers-by for money.

The Winneshiek County Sheriff's Office arrested William and Jessica Ray after a traffic stop on Thursday near Decorah. She is 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 112 pounds, He has long light brown hair and blue eyes. William and Jessica were both transported to the Winneshiek County Jail. The parents lost custody of their child through a judge's order.

William Ray is charged with felony theft, operating a non-registered vehicle, no valid drivers license, failure to provide proof of financial liability and fifth degree theft.




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