Monday, September 14, 2009

Police seek kidnapped girl

UPDATE: Dominique returned home on her own at about 10:30 p.m. last night, Sept. 14. Melissa Farris-Visnich still has not been located.

Police need your help to find a 15-year-old girl who was abducted by her biological mother, a known drug abuser who is homeless.

On August 5, the victim – 15-year-old Dominique R. Stout – went to the store to get cigarettes with her biological mother, 32-year-old Melissa P. Farris-Visnich. She never returned. The victim is pictured at top, and the suspect below.

Farris-Visnich’s parental rights to the victim were terminated 10 years ago. Farris-Visnich lists her address as homeless and has a history of drug and alcohol abuse. She also is known to engage in prostitution in the area of Independence Avenue. She is known to frequent area homeless shelters. She was last known to be staying at 809 S. McCoy St., Independence, Mo. Police checked that home on September 13 with no results.

Police got back on Farris-Visnich’s trail September 11 when she used the last of her food stamp funds at the Cosentino’s grocery store at 13th and Main streets Downtown.

The victim, Dominique R. Stout, uses an alias of Dominique Brown and is a 15-year-old white female with red/auburn hair and blue eyes. She is 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs about 120 pounds. The suspect, Melissa Farris-Visnich, is a 32-year-old white female with long brown hair and hazel eyes. She is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs about 200 pounds. If you know the whereabouts of either Dominique Stout or Melissa Farris-Visnich, please call 911 or the TIPS Hotline, 816-474-TIPS (8477).