Suspects sought in child abduction attempt in eastern Missouri

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 | 9:23 a.m. CDT; updated 2:12 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, June 13, 2012

FREDERICKTOWN — Authorities in eastern Missouri think two men who tried to abduct a boy in Fredericktown might be the same men who attempted a kidnapping in Bonne Terre a month earlier.

KFVS-TV reports that a 10-year-old Fredericktown boy was able to get away Thursday when two men in a pickup truck stopped and told him to get in. The child was not harmed though his mother took him to an emergency room because he was so upset.

Bonne Terre Police Chief Doug Calvert says the same suspects might have tried to coax a 7-year-old girl into their truck in mid-May. That child also was able to run away.

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Richard Saunders June 13, 2012 | 2:29 p.m.

I get so tired of reading worthless press reports. ZERO pertinent information.

The truck in question is a dark-colored Ford Ranger.
The driver of the truck was reported to be tall and slim white male with long dark hair with a goatee and mustache. He was reportedly wearing cut-off jeans, a plaid shirt and athletic shoes.

The passenger was reportedly an older white male in his 50s with gray hair.

I hope the Missourian doesn't pay for these worthless AP wire feeds.

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