UPDATE: Eli was found safe in Brookshire, Texas. His dad is in custody; Amber Alert canceled.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Police issued an Amber Alert after a non-custodial father abducted his 1-year-old son.
Springfield Police Department said Viktor A. Bandurovskiy, 33, took off with his son Eli V. Bandurovskiy Friday during a visitation. Police issued the Amber Alert Sunday.
Viktor is described as a white male, 5-foot-10, 150 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes.
The child is described as 2 feet tall, 32 lbs., with blonde hair and brown eyes, wearing a thick navy cardigan sweater with 2 red horizontal stripes and large buttons, grey under shirt, blue and gray striped pajama pants, and blue and lime green velcro tennis shoes. The child had a spare set of clothing described as a grey Christmas sweatshirt, blue shirt, and black skinny jeans.
Police said they are looking for a white 2008 Scion TC with Arkansas plates 940MNT, last seen at 2655 N. Glenstone in Springfield possibly en route to Houston, Texas.
The father has a history of domestic abuse, drug use, and has made current and previous threats towards the child. A cell phone ping around 1 p.m. indicates that the father may be in Houston, Texas.