Missouri suspects spotted near New Haven

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Landmark News Service

Local police and the FBI are on the lookout for two men with ties to a kidnapping in Missouri who were last seen near Bardstown.

Police announced that they’re looking for the suspects, who are considered armed and dangerous, after a stolen van involved in the abduction was found wrecked on the Bluegrass Parkway Thursday.

At press time, both suspects were still at large and authorities say it’s unknown if the suspects are still in Kentucky.

According to a press release, one suspect is between 18 and 20 years old and is between 5’8” to 5’9”. The suspect is described as a light complexion black male.

The other suspect is described as a black male with a dark complexion and is between 25 to 26 years old. The man has a stocky build and is between 5’10” to 6” tall.

Thursday morning, the Kansas City Police Department was notified of a possible kidnapping in the 12200 block of Prospect, Kansas City, Mo.

The caller said she was departing her residence at approximately 9:15 a.m. and noticed her husband’s work van was still located in the driveway.

The caller said her husband departs for works at 5:30 a.m. The vehicle’s keys and her husband’s lunch pail were still located in close proximity to the vehicle.

KCPD responded to the residence where there were signs of a physical altercation in the driveway, and the family’s personal vehicle — a maroon full-size Chevy van — was not located at the residence.

Additionally, it was confirmed that the caller’s husband had not arrived for work that day.

At that point, KCPD began investigating a carjacking and possible kidnapping and notified the FBI. The victim was able to escape after a struggle with his assailants and was recovered near St. Louis.

The suspects then fled in the victim’s vehicle.

Around 11 p.m. Thursday, Nelson County Sheriff deputies were dispatched to a motor vehicle collision on New Haven Road.

A caller stated that a subject in a van hit the back end of a tractor-trailer.

The operator of the van left the vehicle and the scene of the accident. Upon arrival, police tried to search for the man, but were unsuccessful in locating him. The van turned up to be the same van wanted from Missouri.

At around 7:30 a.m. Friday, police received a report of a stolen vehicle at Earl Court in Bardstown, which is less than a fourth of a mile from the collision site.

At least two other vehicles were broken into in the same neighborhood, according to police.

The suspect is now believed to be in a stolen 2008, 2 door grey Mitsubishi Eclipse with license plate 663 JKY. The vehicle has a license plate frame with paw prints and the suspect may be wearing a black over grey jacket that was stolen from nearby.

The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office and Bardstown Police Department are working with the St. Louis, Missouri Police and FBI in the investigation.

Anyone with information regarding these individuals should contact law enforcement immediately.

Kansas City FBI can be reached at (816) 512-8200, KC Tips Hotline is 816-474-TIPS.

The FBI office in Louisville can be reached at (502) 263-6000.