Girl Missing In St. Paul Found; Police Search For Suspect

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — A 7-year-old girl who went missing in St. Paul Sunday evening, prompting an Amber Alert, has been found miles away.

Teh girl went missing outside a laundromat on Rice Street in St. Paul around 6:30 p.m., according to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

The Amber Alert, which was issued just before 7:30 p.m., said the girl was last seen at Giant Wash Coin Laundry at 1675 Rice St. when a man around 50 years of age, approached the girl, asking her to come with him to see a puppy.

The girl was found a short time later in Spring Lake Park after someone called police to report that he found a girl near the intersection of Highway 65 and County Road 10.

Police said they are searching for a suspect. He is described as a white man in his 50s about 5-feet, 10-inches tall and weighing about 180 pounds. He is described to have gray shoulder-length hair that is shaved by the ears, like a mullet. He was wearing a white and black button down shirt and medium blue-type skinny jeans.

“The search is very much on for this individual at this point. We’re working with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Spring Lake Park Police, Anoka County Sheriff’s Office and we are trying to track this individual down as quickly as possible,” said St. Paul Police spokesperson Andy Skoogman. “We are and have been searching the businesses in this area, working with them, to see if there’s video of this suspect.”

Several law enforcement agencies are working together and following up on a number of leads.

Anyone with information is urged to call the St. Paul Police Department at 651-291-1111.


One Comment

  1. NV says:

    I hope they find her immediately. People are so sick…

  2. Melina Garcia says:

    Watch for this girl who was abducted in St. Paul!!!

  3. Another Mother says:

    This makes me SICK! I hope they find her! My heart goes out to the family of this sweet girl.

  4. Elle says:

    OMG, Im so terrified for her! How did someone hear him say “let me show you a puppy” but then let her leave with him!? pray for her please!

  5. Melissa Drake says:

    Please check out this Amber Alert!!!!

  6. Sara Faust says:

    Evidently her sister was with her and reported that the man asked the girl to come see a puppy-

  7. Katie says:

    Praying for this family and this dear little girl. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in HIM shall NOT PERISH but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world but that the world thru HIM MIGHT BE SAVED” John 3:16&17

  8. Melissa says:

    3 ft tall and 25-30 lbs? And she’s 8? Those sound like the stats of a younger child.

  9. Michele says:

    How is she 8 and the size of a two year old???

    Hoping she is safe and found soon!

  10. Patti Moon says:

    Pretty sad when this came across on a direct tv channel before showing up on our regular stations here inthe city.
    Hope anyone that knows someone of his description informs the police !
    It’s getting dark out & can only imagine the worst-praying for a better outcome of it all.

  11. Jeanne Johnson says:

    Stop whatever you are doing and pray for this little girl escaping her abdustor!

  12. Joey says:

    Wft! I live right down the block. I pray she’s ok.

  13. Bonnie McDowell Lang says:

    If you have social networking sites, please post this link on your pages. all it takes is for 1 person to see her picture to find her.

  14. Kristen Peterson says:

    I agree there is no way that she is 8 and only weighs at most 30 lbs! I hope that she gets back to her family where she belongs! b

  15. Francine Williams says:

    FB friends and family, please pass this information on. One child missing is too many!

  16. Oscar says:

    Are the weight and height correct for this little girl? She’s 8 and weighs 25-30 lbs and is 3 feet tall?

  17. wanna be thug ? says:

    Learn how to spell before you post something on internet !! Did you not go to school or did you just skip English class. Not everyone is a thug !! This is America. My prayers go out to DAT child as well . LOL

  18. HooDatIS? says:

    i pray she makes it home safely
    god bless her and keep her safe
    Stay Strong family and dont stop believing
    miracles still do happen

  19. Jessica says:

    Something is not right here. There is no way she is 3 feet tall, 30 lbs and 8 years old. Even a small framed child would not be that small and 8. That is the size of a normal 3 year old. Are they absolutely positive these are the correct stats for her?

    Also, she must have been with other kids that heard the conversation about the puppy….
    This is a scary situation and I pray she is found. Please, please be sure the information and stats on her are correct. As a mom of three these stats do not sit right with me.

  20. Jon says:

    I pray that they find this child and the person that took her is locked up for life, my thoughts and prayers are with the family and the child that was taken. If i seen somthing like that happen, that person might as well go ahead and give his soul to the devil.

  21. Rachel says:

    They found her according to the Star Tribune! Thank God!🙂

  22. missknowit says:

    Amber alert has been cancelled.

  23. patti says:

    Prayers answered as she was found & waiting for the 9:00 news to see whats reported.

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