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(Springfield, MO)  —  An AMBER Alert case out of Missouri is ending in tragedy.  Authorities say they’ve found the body of ten-year-old Hailey Owens.  Police arrested 45-year-old Craig Michael Wood on charges of first-degree murder and kidnapping.  He’s accused of luring the girl into his pickup truck Tuesday in Springfield.

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Authorities have arrested a suspect and recovered the vehicle they say was used to abduct a Springfield girl.  Ten-year-old Hailey Owens, however, hasn’t been found.  Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers say a strange man grabbed the girl outside her home and threw her into a truck before speeding off.  Authorities initially said they believed the suspect was headed to Oklahoma.

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The Springfield Missouri Police Department has issued an Amber Alert that occurred at 3247 west Lombard at 4:48 pm on 02/18/14. Abducted was Hailey Owens a white female 10 years old. The suspect vehicle is a gold 2008 Ford Ranger Missouri registration 1YF454. The vehicle was last seen southbound on Scenic from Grand in Springfield, Missouri. The suspect is a white male, no further description is available. The victim, Hailey M. Owens is a white female 10 years old, 5 foot 2 inches tall, weighing 90 pounds with long brown hair, brown eyes and pierced ears. Owens was last seen wearing blue jean shorts and purple sandals.. . Please Contact Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810