Discussion in 'Located Persons Discussion' started by alyssa5597, Jun 4, 2018.
This article put a great smile on my face as well.
From Sheriff Robert A. Graves
"A Good Day in Law Enforcement"
Randolph County Deputies apprehended Carl Ray Kennedy near Randleman, NC on June 5th 2018. The abducted 7month old child was with Kennedy at the time and appears to be unharmed. Mr. Kennedy was located due to an anonymous tip, which stemmed from the amber alert issued out of Danville, Virginia. Investigators learned just prior to his arrest that Mr. Kennedy had applied paint to his car in an attempt to disguise the vehicle. The color was changed from gold to black but was still able to be recognized by a concerned citizen. We stress that this operation, which began on Monday 06/04/2018 and continued throughout the night and into Tuesday 06/05/2018, was brought to a successful conclusion by a group effort involving the citizens of Randolph County, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, multiple FBI Task Forces, the United States Secret Service, the United States Marshall Service, Danville Police Department, Chatham County Sheriff’s Office, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and the Moore County Sheriff’s Office. This case was a text book team effort, utilizing all resources and manpower from each agency, which resulted in a successful and safe outcome for everyone involved.
Randolph County Sheriff's Office
That photo with the officer holding Emma tugs at my heart.
I love her "michelin" arms.
What a good ending. The people who called in the tips are wonderful!!!!
Deep gratitude to the law enforcement who brought Emma home safely.
And another case that the public solved! YAY for a happy ending for little Emma! YAY!!!!!! So very elated to know she's OK!!! Well done everyone, well done!
The Latest: Flurry of 911 calls help find missing baby
Three different people called 911 within five minutes of each other to report seeing the North Carolina sex offender who police say kidnapped his 7-month-old daughter from a Virginia gas station.
Two 911 calls released Tuesday hours after the baby was found safe came from a North Carolina woman who said Carl Kennedy called her to help get diapers and formula.
A third came from a man who saw him changing a tire on a car spray-painted black on the side of the road and the fourth 911 call was from a friend of a neighbor who saw the 51-year-old man and child.
Just catching up....yay! Happy, happy dance!
Alma McCartyVerified account @AlmaJMcCarty 2h2 hours ago
Statement from Emma Grace’s family: “Our family is so grateful to have Emma Grace back healthy and safe with us again. We thank all of the friends, viewers, media, police & authorities who have supported us during this time and made it possible for us to locate Emma...” @WFMY
Alma McCartyVerified account @AlmaJMcCarty 2h2 hours ago
CONTINUED - “... Everyone who helped in every little way are heroes today, you brought Emma home. God bless.” @WFMY
Brian HallVerified account @bhallwfmy 3h3 hours ago
.@WFMY ‘s @JansonSilvers ready for live shots at Randolph Health in Asheboro where seven-month-old Emma Grace Kennedy has been treated and released. She was abducted Sunday in Danville, VA.
Thank you Harmony 2 for posting the beautiful statement from Emma Grace's family.
Brian Hall on Twitter
@WFMY ‘s @JansonSilvers talking with @RandolphSheriff Deputy in Special Operations Jimmy Barnes. He was the first one in the house and rescued seven-month-old Emma Grace Kennedy this afternoon.
I've been thinking about Emma Grace all day. Thank Goodness she has been found safe. Such wonderful news to see here tonight.
I am near in Greensboro and the alert on Emma was highly publicized.From news coverage to Amber Alert signs along highways to amber alert tweets.Everyone in N. Carolina new this baby was missing.
Am I the only one who is surprised at the whole "paint the car black" part of the story? Do they teach this stuff in prison? Maybe up close it's obvious it was a diy paint job, but heck, it shows how resourceful this miscreant perp is. That scares me almost as much as his criminal record. IMO
It was also very well publicized here in the Roanoke valley in VA, I saw the Amber Alert on a local page about 15-20min after it went out. I’m so thankful that the public was aware and alert!
So happy for this baby! What a great demonstration of the power of the Amber alert system.
'It's the Greatest Feeling in the World': Deputy Who Was First Inside To Save Emma Grace
7-Month-Old Emma Kennedy Found, Her Father Carl Kennedy Arrested
*much more at the link with the press conference, details of the arrest, photos and the 911 calls from tipsters
Wow. I listened to the 911 calls and MULTIPLE people called about seeing him and gave tips about the car being spray painted black too. I'm so impressed with the community that they called and reported it. Sounds like he tried to get help from friends or family who pretended they would help him, but quietly passed it on to someone else who could call 911 to let the police know where he was with the baby.
I'm so glad these good people put baby Emma's life ahead of any fear (or loyalty) they might have of the perp. If he had found someone willing to hide him and the baby he could have stayed hidden for a long time. Hopefully sweet Emma will have no trauma or lasting memory of this whole event.
This is EXACTLY what I thought when I first saw her picture!! she looks like one I used to have as a little girl!! sooo precious!!!
Mom of abducted infant says the days her daughter was missing were difficult
Murphy said her daughter was a bit dirty when deputies rescued her, but other than that, she is fine.
She said she now hopes Carl is punished appropriately, but ultimately, she just wants what is best for Emma.
While her daughter was missing, Murphy said she tried her best to stay optimistic.