UPDATE: Missing 13-year-old Lenexa girl, 23-year-old suspect found in Minnesota

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UPDATE: State officials say the 13-year-old girl and the 23-year-old man she was last seen with have been found in St. Paul, Minnesota. 

The Amber Alert has been canceled. Suspect Dechon White is in custody.

Amber Rewerts-Schiavoni and Dechon White

Authorities on Sunday said White is being held in Dakota County, Minn. jail on a charge of depriving another of custody or parental rights. He is being held without bail and is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.


Original story:

LENEXA, Kan. — Police are searching for a missing 13-year-old girl from Lenexa and the 23-year-old man she was last seen with.

Lenexa police say Amber Rewerts-Schiavoni was seen leaving her home near 77th and Quivira in Lenexa around 1 p.m. Wednesday. She told her parents she was walking to Oak Park Mall at 95th and Quivira.

Amber Rewerts-Schiavoni

She was seen leaving her home with 23-year-old Dechon White.

Rewerts-Schiavoni is described as 5-foot-5, weighing 140 pounds with long, dyed black hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a black “Sons of Anarchy” t-shirt and black jeans and carrying a blue women’s billfold.

White is described as 6-foot-tall, weighing 250 pounds with a large “afro” hairstyle that is dyed orange. Lenexa police said the 23-year-old is also know to pull his hair back into a short ponytail. He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt.

At about 4 p.m. Wednesday, the two were seen at the Greyhound bus station ticket counter off Troost in KCMO. Officials believe the 13-year-old and 23-year-old took a bus from Kansas City to the Minneapolis/St. Paul area later that evening.

But Kansas officials have issued an Amber Alert and say there is a chance the two could still be in the Kansas City metro.

Lenexa police told FOX4 they believe Rewerts-Schiavoni and White met online and have been talking online for several weeks. The 13-year-old’s mother reported her missing on Wednesday night.

Dechon White

Anyone with information or anyone who sees them is asked to call 911, Lenexa Police at 913-477-7737 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

Editor’s note: In a previous version of this story, Dechon White’s age, which was provided by police, was incorrect. He is 23 years old. FOX4 has updated the story.

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