Odessa R-VII School District notifies parents of attempted abduction of student Monday afternoon

| February 13, 2018
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ODESSA, Mo. — Parents in Odessa are being notified by the Odessa R-VII School District of an attempted abduction of a student Monday evening.

According to a message sent from the Odessa R-VII School district to students, parents, employees and staff Tuesday, an unidentified 16-year-old student was approached by two people in a vehicle as he was walking alone near Sixth and Main Streets in Odessa at about 5:00 p.m. Monday.

The victim told authorities that two suspects in a silver vehicle attempted to coerce him into their vehicle. A full description of the suspects was not available, however one of the subjects was described as a white male in his 20s. He reportedly sported a light brown goatee with a mustache. He was wearing a blue baseball hat and a black Nike hoodie. No description was provided for the second suspect.

Details about the vehicle were scarce, however the victim told police the vehicle was a silver sedan with a Missouri license plate, beginning with the letter “N”.

The school district’s note indicates that Odessa Police are currently investigating the incident. Parents and students alike are being asked to remain vigilant to potential hazards.

Anyone with information about the suspects or the incident Monday afternoon should contact the Odessa Police Department at (816) 633-7575.

 

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