Originally published April 17, 2014 at 7:48 p.m., updated April 18, 2014 at 1:24 a.m.
UPDATE - ADVISORY CANCELED, posted at 1:24 a.m. Friday:
Jefferson City police reported early Friday morning that 8-year-old Eboni K. Coney-King has been located safe in the St. Louis area. The child is in the custody of the St. Louis Police Department.
The earlier advisory (below) has been canceled.
Initially posted at 7:48 p.m. Thursday:
The Jefferson City Police Department has issued an Endangered Person Advisory in connection with a missing person incident that occurred at 100 Dix Road at 4:11 p.m. today.
The Missouri Highway Patrol issued the following information in connection with the investigation.
Eboni Kyashiah Coney-King, a black female, age 8 or 9
Unknown year black Ford Fusion bearing unknown registration, last seen Jefferson City
Possible suspects or associates are believed to be:
Britney Renee Coney, a black female, age 27, hgt 504, 126 lbs, black hair, brown eyes, unknown clothing description.
Na'Diya Marie Curtis, a black female, age 19, hgt 507, 180 lbs, black hair, brown eyes, unknown clothing description.
The endangered missing person:
Eboni, is a black female, age 9, hgt 5'0", 75 lbs, black hair, brown eyes, medium complexion, wearing a blue coat over a rainbow striped shirt, pink jeans, and black shoes, and carrying a purple backpack with peace signs.
Brief circumstances regarding the Endangered Missing Person incident:
Na’Dyia Curtis, the child’s aunt, made contact with Eboni at a rear door of West Elementary School at 100 Dix Road and walked her to the vehicle where the child’s mother, Britney Coney, was waiting. Security video footage indicates the child began struggling when she saw her mother. There is a dismissed Child Protection order that was previously active with the mother as respondent. Eboni’s father has jurisdictional custody. Subjects may be en route to Na’Diya’s residence in St. Louis or Britney’s residence in Texas.
In addition, Jefferson City police stated: "There are concerns in this investigation about the exact civil legal custody arrangement regarding Eboni; however, due to the nature in which Eboni was taken from the school and this uncertainty over custodial matters, anyone in the public is asked to contact their local law enforcement agency should her whereabouts become known to ensure her well-being and so that those involved may be questioned."
Anyone seeing the missing person, suspect, associate, or vehicle, or anyone having any information related to the endangered missing person should immediately dial 911 to contact the nearest law enforcement agency or call the Jefferson City Police Department at 573-634-6400.
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