Children found unharmed
Father arrested after five Eldon children reported missing
Friday, February 4, 2011
Staff and wire reports
ELDON — Miller County Sheriff Bill Abbott canceled an Amber Alert on Friday night after five children reportedly taken from their rural Eldon home early Friday morning were found unharmed.
Abbott said the children’s father, Michael Minor, 42 — who does not have legal custody — was apprehended.
The sheriff earlier described Minor as a “person of interest” in the children’s disappearance.
Neither Abbott nor the website, www.amberalert.com, provided any details of the children’s disappearance, although the website had provided some physical and clothing descriptions.
The children included one boy, 2, and four girls, ages 4, 6, 8 and 10.
The original Amber Alert said Minor might have been headed toward Kansas City or Liberty, or might have been returning to Miller County along U.S. 50.
The cancellation notice gave no details of how Minor was stopped, although Abbott reported the children “were located with him.”