————-UPDATE—-07:28 a.m.-02/19/14——–

(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.


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