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    VA - AMBER ALERT: Pepper McCadden, 10, & India Lovelace, 12, Danville, 5 Jan 2009

    Source: http://www.godanriver.com/gdr/news/l...ng_girls/8325/


    From staff reports
    Published: January 5, 2009


    An Amber Alert has been issued for two girls who authorities say were abducted by their mother.

    At about 3:15 p.m. Monday, Danville police responded to the 500 block of Keen Street after a report that two children had been taken from the bus stop, according to a news release from the police department.

    The paternal grandmother has custody of the two children and witnessed the mother, 43-year-old Jennifer Masters Westscott, who does not have custody, force the children into a van and drive away, police said.

    The van is a 2000 Plymouth with Virginia tag XTY-6374 and is white in color. Police said they have attempted to contact the mother for several hours with no results. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has been contacted and an Amber Alert has been issued.

    Pepper M. McCadden, 10, is a black girl who was last seen wearing blue jeans and a multicol-ored shirt. She is Autistic. McCadden is 4 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 75 pounds. India S. Lovelace, 12, is a black girl who is 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 85 pounds. She was last seen wearing black pants, a light green shirt and a red coat.

    Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Danville Crime Stoppers at (434) 793-0000, or via the crime tips line on your at crimetips@ci.danville.va.us . Information given will remain confidential. Those who contact Crime Stoppers by telephone may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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    VA-FOUND SAFE! Two Danville, VA girls abducted by non-custodial mom

    Source: http://www.godanriver.com/gdr/news/local/danville_news/article/danville_police_searching_for_missing_girls/8325/

    From staff reports
    Published: January 5, 2009


    An Amber Alert has been issued for two girls who authorities say were abducted by their mother.

    At about 3:15 p.m. Monday, Danville police responded to the 500 block of Keen Street after a report that two children had been taken from the bus stop, according to a news release from the police department.

    The paternal grandmother has custody of the two children and witnessed the mother, 43-year-old Jennifer Masters Westscott, who does not have custody, force the children into a van and drive away, police said.

    The van is a 2000 Plymouth with Virginia tag XTY-6374 and is white in color. Police said they have attempted to contact the mother for several hours with no results. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has been contacted and an Amber Alert has been issued.

    Pepper M. McCadden, 10, is a black girl who was last seen wearing blue jeans and a multicol-ored shirt. She is Autistic. McCadden is 4 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 75 pounds. India S. Lovelace, 12, is a black girl who is 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 85 pounds. She was last seen wearing black pants, a light green shirt and a red coat.

    Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Danville Crime Stoppers at (434) 793-0000, or via the crime tips line on your at crimetips@ci.danville.va.us . Information given will remain confidential. Those who contact Crime Stoppers by telephone may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000


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    This is 15 minutes away from where I live. They showed a picture of these two adorable little ones on TV but I can't find it yet online, will keep searching. Hope this woman is not going to hurt them.
    Last edited by shannon2008; 01-05-2009 at 11:17 PM.

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    http://media.wsls.com/wsls/img-story...irls_thumb.JPG

    Here is the photo of Pepper and India.

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    Oh no And the first child has autism.
    From what I know about Autism this is going to play havoc with her emotions

    I hope they are found soon

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    Oh no And the first child has autism.
    From what I know about Autism this is going to play havoc with her emotions

    I hope they are found soon

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    I posted a thread in the Missing/Located forum for this as well because I got confused from the previous Amber Alert having so many threads everywhere.

    That one has the girls' picture in it.

    So I guess we can discuss there?

    If I messed up please merge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shannon2008 View Post
    I posted a thread in the Missing/Located forum for this as well because I got confused from the previous Amber Alert having so many threads everywhere.

    That one has the girls' picture in it.

    So I guess we can discuss there?

    If I messed up please merge.
    No no apparently with Amber alerts they need to be posted in many forums so that it gets out

    Which I understand that now

    We don't have this here.

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    Source: http://www.wsls.com/sls/news/local/southside/article/breaking_news_two_missing_girls_in_danville_found_ okay_mom_arrested/24184/


    (Picture of mom available at link)


    Two missing girls okay, mother arrested
    By Laura Markowski

    Published: January 5, 2009
    Updated 9:55 p.m.


    Danville Polce tell us that 10-year-old Pepper McCadden and 12-year-old India Lovelace have been found safe at a home on Beavers Mill Road.
    Investigators tell us they got a tip from a neighbor who claimed to have seen Jennifer Westscott at the home.
    Police went to the door but no one would answer, so they went to obtain a search warrant.

    Around 9:30 p.m. police tell us they were able to get the kids out safely.

    Jennifer Westscott was taken into custody and is charged abduction.
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    Danville Police say two girls were taken by force this afternoon around 3:15 p.m. from their bus stop on the 500 block of Keen Street by their mother.

    Police say, the girls’ paternal grandmother has custody of the two children and witnessed their mother, 43-year-old Jennifer Westscott force the girls into a van and drive off.

    The van is a 2000 Plymoyth with Virginia license plates XTY-6374 and is white.

    Police have attempted to contact Westscott for several hours with no results.

    Danville Police say The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has been contacted and an AMBER ALERT issued.


    However, State Police who normally issue an AMBER ALERT tell 10 On Your Side they have not been notified.

    10-year-old Pepper McCadden who was last seen wearing blue jeans and a multi-colored shirt. Police say she is autistic.

    12-year-old India Lovelace was last seen wearing black pants, green shirt, and a red coat.

    The police department has issued warrents for Westscott for parental abduction.
    If you see the can or the children please contact local law enforcement.

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    Source: http://www.wsls.com/sls/news/local/southside/article/breaking_news_two_missing_girls_in_danville_found_ okay_mom_arrested/24184/


    (Picture of mom available at link)


    Two missing girls okay, mother arrested
    By Laura Markowski

    Published: January 5, 2009
    Updated 9:55 p.m.


    Danville Polce tell us that 10-year-old Pepper McCadden and 12-year-old India Lovelace have been found safe at a home on Beavers Mill Road.

    Investigators tell us they got a tip from a neighbor who claimed to have seen Jennifer Westscott at the home.

    Police went to the door but no one would answer, so they went to obtain a search warrant.

    Around 9:30 p.m. police tell us they were able to get the kids out safely.

    Jennifer Westscott was taken into custody and is charged abduction.
    ______________________________
    (MY EDIT: PREVIOUS UPDATE BELOW)


    Danville Police say two girls were taken by force this afternoon around 3:15 p.m. from their bus stop on the 500 block of Keen Street by their mother.

    Police say, the girls’ paternal grandmother has custody of the two children and witnessed their mother, 43-year-old Jennifer Westscott force the girls into a van and drive off.

    The van is a 2000 Plymoyth with Virginia license plates XTY-6374 and is white.

    Police have attempted to contact Westscott for several hours with no results.

    Danville Police say The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has been contacted and an AMBER ALERT issued.

    However, State Police who normally issue an AMBER ALERT tell 10 On Your Side they have not been notified.

    10-year-old Pepper McCadden who was last seen wearing blue jeans and a multi-colored shirt. Police say she is autistic.

    12-year-old India Lovelace was last seen wearing black pants, green shirt, and a red coat.

    The police department has issued warrents for Westscott for parental abduction.

    If you see the car or the children please contact local law enforcement.

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    Oh thank god for that !

    I wonder why she doesnt have custody of them '

    They look like beautiful girls and the Mother looks like a normal mother (ie not spaced out or anything )

    I truly hope this is NOT one of those cases where they were taken wrongly in the first place

    What makes a mother do something that desperate ?? as to kidnap her children like that ....

    I hope more comes out about this story

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    I found this article but Have no idea if its accurate

    http://www.whsv.com/home/headlines/37122039.html

    It's believed their mother, Jennifer Westscott, took them. Police say the mentally ill woman hears voices telling her to kill her daughters.
    Hmmmm

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    I found this article but Have no idea if its accurate

    http://www.whsv.com/home/headlines/37122039.html

    It's believed their mother, Jennifer Westscott, took them. Police say the mentally ill woman hears voices telling her to kill her daughters.
    Hmmmm

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    I found this article but Have no idea if its accurate

    http://www.whsv.com/home/headlines/37122039.html

    It's believed their mother, Jennifer Westscott, took them. Police say the mentally ill woman hears voices telling her to kill her daughters.
    Hmmmm

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    That link doesn't work for me.

    Story of the events last night:
    http://www.wset.com/news/stories/0109/582822.html

    They had footage of the police escorting the woman from the house on the local news this morning. She didn't look anything like the picture. I think that's an old pic.

    Sad because I think the woman is troubled, but thankful the girls are safe and sound with their grandmother this morning. If that quote you posted is true, there is good reason that she's separated from them.

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