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POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (AP) - Law enforcement officers in southeast Missouri are looking for a 5-year-old girl they believe was abducted from her bedroom by a convicted sex offender.
An Amber Alert says the girl was taken between 10 p.m. Tuesday and 6 a.m. Wednesday in Poplar Bluff. The girl, whose first name is Abigail, has a medium complexion, with black hair and brown eyes.
Police believe she's with a 45-year-old man who was arrested in 1990 for the abduction, rape and sodomy of a 12-year-old girl in Fort Hood, Texas. He is reportedly driving a silver 2001 Nissan Pathfinder with Missouri license PJ8Z5M.
Poplar Bluff Police Capt. Dave Sutton told KAIT-TV the suspect and child are not related, but were seen leaving together on the street where the girl lives.
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Police in Poplar Bluff has issued an Amber Alert for a bi-racial five year old girl authorities believe may be in eminent danger.
Abigail Berthoff may be traveling with a man driving a silver 2001 Nissan Pathfinder with Missouri license plate P-J-8-Z-5-M.
Jeffery Shelton is described as white, with brown hair and green eyes, six feet tall and 175 pounds. Anyone with information is asked to call Poplar Bluff Police at 573-785-5776.
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