AMBER ALERT: Danville baby abducted by father at knife point, in extreme danger

State Police issued an Amber Alert on behalf of the Danville Police Department around 1 a.m. on Monday for Emma Grace Kennedy, who they said was taken by Carl Ray Kennedy.

This is an old article, the Amber Alert was canceled and the baby was found safe.


UPDATE: 11:15 P.M.

State Police say Kennedy could be travelling in a vehicle with North Carolina plates with tags of either EKZ-5093 or FAA-1873.

He was seen driving the gold 2007 Suzuki, but he also has access to a Dodge truck.


UPDATE: 8:45 p.m.

The FBI issued a warning that Carl Ray Kennedy should be considered armed and dangerous.

They also provided additional information on Kennedy's tattoo's.

Tattoo’s: skull on left forearm, skull with a bandanna over the mouth on his right forearm, an eye tattoo on the back of his right hand, a wizard tattoo on his left upper arm, and a tattoo on his upper right arm of a pit bull with “American Bulldog” written underneath of it

The FBI also states that at the time of the abduction, Kennedy was driving a gold Suzuki that had front-end damage on the left side of the vehicle. The vehicle bore NC tags FAA-1873, however these tags are registered to a Dodge truck.

Anyone with information should contact authorities by calling either the FBI at 804-261-1044, the Danville Police Department at 434-799-6508, the Virginia State Police at 1-800-822-4453, or the tip-lines established for this investigation (434) 713-8318 or (434) 713-8319.


UPDATE: 7:41 p.m.

According to police, Carl Ray Kennedy may have been sighted in the Seven Spring, NC area about an hour ago. He may be head to Oak Island, NC.

Officials say the vehicle may be a North Carolina license plate tag EKZ-5093 on the 2007 Gold Suzuki Forenza he is said to be travelling.


UPDATE: 11:40 a.m.

State Police said the the gold 2007 Suzuki Forenza may have one of the following North Carolina license plates on it: EKZ-5093 or FAA-1873.

Danville Police also issued more photos of the suspected abduction showing Carl Ray Kennedy running to the vehicle with Emma Grace in his arms.

They said to note the spare tire located on the back rear passenger side of the vehicle.


UPDATE: 9:26 a.m.

Danville Police said the tags on the gold four-door vehicle with North Carolina license plate EKZ-5093 are improper and don't belong on the vehicle.

Police said they determined the vehicle is a 2007 Suzuki Forenza.

Kennedy also has access to other vehicles including a burgundy Toyota Camry, a blue Jeep Cherokee, and Dodge Truck.

Police said it's likely Kennedy is using the same tags on one or more of the vehicles.

The last known location for Kennedy was in Randolph County, North Carolina.

Investigators from Danville are currently working with Randolph County authorities to locate Kennedy and Emma Grace.

The Danville Police Department is also working closely on the case with the Virginia State Police and the FBI.


UPDATE 2:16 a.m.

Police say Carl Ray Kennedy has a number of tattoos that can help identify him.

He has a Tattoo of a skull on his Left forearm. Tattoo of a Skull with bandanna over the mouth on right forearm. An eye tattoo on the back of his right hand. Upper right arm pitbull with american bulldog written under it and a wizard on his left upper arm.

Police did confirm that Carl Kennedy is baby Emma's biological father.


DANVILLE, Va. (WSET) -- Virginia State Police have issued an Amber Alert for a child abducted out of Danville.

They issued the alert on behalf of the Danville Police Department around 1 a.m. on Monday for Emma Grace Kennedy, who they said was taken by Carl Ray Kennedy.

She was last seen at the Kwik Stop on Riverside Drive Sunday.

Police described her as less than one-year-old, 18 pounds, with blue eyes and short blonde hair, wearing a blue onesie.

Police said she is in extreme danger.

Carl Kennedy is 51-years-old, 5-foot-8, 170 pounds, with green eyes and short gray hair, last seen wearing a brown short-sleeved shirt, gray short pants, with black and white Sketchers.

Police believe they are in a gold Suzuki four-door with North Carolina license plate FAA-1873 headed to North Carolina on Route 58 East.

They said that Kennedy abducted Emma at knife point after assaulting her mother at the gas station.

If you have any information, call the Danville Police Department at (434)799-6510 or the Virginia State Police at 1-800-822-4453 (1-800-VACHILD).

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