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.
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.
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.
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.
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.