An eastern Kansas man was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder and five other counts after an alleged abduction and police chase ended in the death of a 5-year-old girl from a gunshot wound.
Bahia Bisharat’s disappearance almost four weeks ago prompted fears of an abduction and foul play.
The St. Charles County Sheriff’s department says Bahia Bisharat, 19, left of her own accord and is safe.
A southeast Missouri man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for abducting and killing a 3-year-old neighbor girl in 2011.
The people of Springfield will once again show their support for murder victim Hailey Owens’ family, as the 10-year-old is laid to rest Wednesday.
The case against Craig Wood could bring the death penalty.
The girl says two men in a white cargo van pulled up to her while she was riding her bike on Queensbridge Road Wednesday and the driver told her to get in the van.
“Obviously, we saturated the area with patrol and it’s unfortunate but a lot of folks are getting stopped, you know, just to see if we have a description matching.”
28-year-old Rachel Koechner and 4-year-old Zoee Sandner were found safe by authorities late Monday evening.
Jeffrey Dean Shelton is charged with child kidnapping and other crimes for allegedly abducting the girl from her home Wednesday.