UPDATE, 3:50 p.m. - The child was located at her mother's house in the 1700 block of E. 12th Terrace at about 3:43 p.m. The girl was fine and will be placed in protective custody. Petty was taken into custody by officers and will face charges of parental kidnapping. The case will be presented to the prosecutor for consideration of charges.
Kansas City Police are looking for a 7-year-old girl who was kidnapped this morning.
Seven-year-old Holly Keturah was taken from her mother’s custody by Children's Services Thursday, Oct. 21. The agency placed Holly with an aunt in the 2400 block of Chelsea. Today, the mother, 34-year-old Sandra Petty, came to the aunt’s house and forcibly removed the child. The mother appeared to be under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol and was combative and behaving erratically. Petty took the child into a white Dodge Intrepid with Missouri License Plate KE9-N9L (this plate may not be entirely correct) . The driver was an unknown black woman in her late 20’s or early 30’s who wore her hair in braids.
Holly Keturah will turn 8 years old Nov. 9. She is black, 4 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 60 pounds. She was last seen wearing a blue- and gray-striped shirt over a long-sleeved white shirt, cut-off blue jean shorts and sandals. The suspect, Sandra Petty, is a 34-year-old black female who is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs about 140 pounds. She was last seen wearing a gray T-shirt with blue jeans. She was barefoot and had a cast on her left forearm.
If you see Holly Keturah, Sandra Petty or the suspect vehicle, please call 911 or the TIPS Hotline.
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