UPDATE: Amber Alert cancelled in McDonald County

2 months 3 weeks 2 days ago Thursday, July 09 2020 Jul 9, 2020 Thursday, July 09, 2020 1:14:00 PM CDT July 09, 2020 in News
By: Matt McCabe, Katie Athey KOMU 8 Digital Producer
Photo courtesy: Missouri State Highway Patrol

MCDONALD COUNTY - An Amber Alert issued in McDonald County was cancelled early Friday morning at 12:30 a.m. Both victims, Samuel Pardon and Genesis Pardon, were located in Miami, Oklahoma.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, suspect Hilda Melendez is in custody. 

The MSHP initially sent out an Amber Alert Thursday, July 9 at 1:58 p.m.

The alert claimed 8-year-old Genesis Padron and 4-year-old Samuel Padron were abducted by a non-custodial parent. MSHP said 35-year-old Hilda Melendez was a suspect in the abduction.

MSHP say if you have any information to call 911 or the McDonald's County Sheriff's Office.

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