Published: Fri, May 18, 2018
Business | By Tara Barton

Police looking for missing child, could be in Iowa

Police looking for missing child, could be in Iowa

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children along with the Camden Police Department in SC are asking for the public's assistance to find 2 year-old Dakota Ray.

Dakota Ray was taken from her Camden, S.C., home on April 15 by parents William and Jessica Ray.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and Camden, South Carolina, police are asking for the public's help in finding Dakota Ray.

They are traveling in a 1996 gold Ford Aerostar van and may be changing the license plate on the vehicle.

Authorities say they have reason to believe that they may be in the Jackson or Worthington areas. Police did not elaborate on what would bring the girl and her parents more than 1,200 miles from home.

The child and parents are also believed to be sleeping in their vehicle. Jessica Ray is 36-years-old, is 5 feet, 2 inches tall, 112 pounds and has long, light brown hair and blue eyes.

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According to law enforcement, both parents are considered heavy methamphetamine users and there is concern for Dakota's wellbeing. She has blonde hair and blue eyes.

William is 44 years old.

Jessica (left) and William (right) Ray allegedly kidnapped their two-year-old daughter a month ago and are still on the run. The incident report says that William had convinced the uncle that DSS was going to relinquish custody of the child back to William.

The Rays were spotted in North Carolina and Kentucky prior to their sighting in Iowa.

Anyone with information is urged to call Camden police at 1-803-425-6025 or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678.

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