EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, Mo. — An Amber Alert was issued for missing three-year-old Ramy Demboski at about 6 p.m. Wednesday night, and the alert was canceled at about 8:20 p.m. after Ramy was located with her biological mother in the Westport area of Kansas City.
Finding her safe was the conclusion of a tense day where police were trying to find the little girl after she was reported missing Wednesday afternoon in the 100 block of Persimmon Drive in Excelsior Springs, Mo.
Ramy’s stepmom, Paulina Nave, says that her biological mother, Amy Demboski, is not supposed to have contact with Ramy. Police say Ramy was taken by somebody other than her mother.
Ramy disappeared at about 3:20 p.m., around the same time as a black woman driving a blueish-silver Dodge Charger knocked on the door of the home where Ramy was.
FOX 4’s Robert Townsend spoke to Nave, who said the woman came to her door Wednesday afternoon. Nave says she looked out her peephole and saw the hood of the woman’s car was up and she had two small children in the backseat.
The woman asked if she could use the phone and she was given water and Gatorade by Nave, who thought she was in need. Nave says she was on her phone, so she got a cell phone from a friend of hers and heard the woman call a man, who told her it would be 45 minutes before he could come fix her car.
Nave then left to pick up her friend’s daughter from school. While she was gone, she got a phone call, telling her Ramy was gone.
“I don’t know where she is. I know what she was wearing. Right before I left to go pick up the oldest daughter, she said ‘Look, Mommy. I’ve got fishy shorts on,’ and I didn’t think, I didn’t think this woman would take her. She had kids! I gave her water. I gave her Gatorade because she has kids and I have kids and it’s hot and she’s gone,” Nave said earlier Wednesday afternoon.
Police are continuing to search for that woman who was driving the Dodge Charger.
“I can assure you that this case is not over with yet, and we’re going to investigate to the very bottom of it to make sure that everyone stands justice,” Excelsior Springs Police Department Sergeant Paul White said.
Amy Demboski was taken into custody in Kansas City, but she has not been criminally charged in her daughter’s disappearance. According to online records, Demboski is in the midst of a separate legal battle.
She was released on bond from the Ray County Jail after being charged with possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest by fleeing. Those charges were filed on August 6, Demboski was released after her bond was reduced on August 19.
FOX 4 will continue to follow developments with this story.