SALEM, Mo. (AP) – (UPDATED 3:55 p.m.) Authorities in south-central Missouri’s Dent County say a 19-year-old man is in custody after being found with a 13-year-old girl whose disappearance led to an Amber Alert.
The Dent County Sheriff’s Office says the 19-year-old and the Salem girl “were in a continuing romantic relationship that began on the internet.”
Authorities issued the alert Tuesday night after they say the girl got into a truck with the 19-year-old and one of his relatives. She had said she was going to a friend’s home but never showed up, so authorities probed her disappearance as a possible abduction.
Dent County deputies and state troopers found the girl and the 19-year-old about 6:40 a.m. Wednesday at a home in Bunker in neighboring Reynolds County.
The girl was questioned and released to her parents.
Our previous reporting is as follows:
The Amber Alert for Trinity Lewis has been cancelled.
Trinity has been found safe in Bunker, Mo., and two men have been brought in for questioning.
SALEM, Mo. (KMOX) – An Amber Alert is in effect for a missing 13-year-old Salem Missouri girl. Trinity Lewis is white with blonde hair, blue eyes, five-feet, three-inches tall, 130 pounds. She was wearing shorts and a shirt, carrying a yellow and white drawstring bag.
The Dent County Sheriff believes Trinity is with two men, a 50-year old with a black beard and a 30-year old. Those are the only descriptions police released.
Trinity Lewis was taken from 723 County Road in Salem. The suspect’s were driving a two tone extended cap pick-up truck, there’s no license plate information.
If you see the truck or Trinity, call 911.