FOUND: Police say 1-year-old in kidnapping case has been found and is safe

UPDATE: Police said they have made contact with the suspect, who has given the little girl over to her grandmother. The girl is now safe with her family. Police did not specify where the suspect is at this time. FOX 4 will update this story as information becomes available.

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Police in Kansas City, Kan., have alerted the community to a possible kidnapping of a one-year-old little girl Friday afternoon.

The little girl’s name is Shamya Reed, a one-year-old black female, taken from the area of 61st and Farrow, which is near Leavenworth Road and 61st on the north side of Kansas City, Kan.

She was wearing a black shirt with the word ‘Beautiful’ on it. She was in blue jeans at the time of her disappearance.

Police are looking for a gray Oldsmobile Alero, likely from the 1990s.

Police suspect an 18-year-old black male may have taken her.  The suspect’s name is Ricardo Wheeler. Police confirmed shortly after 5:00 p.m. that they were in contact with Wheeler, who is Shamya’s non-custodial father, and were trying to meet up with him in somewhere in Missouri.

Authorities initially expected an Amber Alert to be issued and were working with authorities to get them what they needed to issue it. FOX4 will alert the community to developments and provide pictures when police release them. Look for more on Fox 4 newscasts and download the fox4kc app.  Sign up under “alerts” for “push notifications” so you don’t miss breaking news: FOX 4 Android app | FOX 4 iPhone app

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