UPDATE: The 6-year-old has been found safe, officials say. The suspect vehicle and girl were located by the Iowa State Patrol, and the little girl was unharmed. The endangered person advisory has been cancelled. It’s not clear at this time if the two men were taken into custody.
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, Mo. — Officials have issued an endangered person advisory for a young Minnesota girl who might be in the Kansas City metro.
Six-year-old Miriam Krotzer was taken by her father and grandfather from her home in Faribault, Minnesota on Jan. 2. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said 33-year-old Daniel and 62-year-old Ricky Krotzer violated a court order when they took the young girl. Police believe the girl could be in danger.
It’s believed the two men were last seen at about 4:20 p.m. Friday in the area of Shach Creek Road in Excelsior Springs, Missouri.
Miriam is described as 4-foot-1, weighing 55 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.
Daniel Krotzer, Miriam’s father, is described as a 6-foot-1, weighing 210 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes. Ricky Krotzer is described as 5-foot-11, weighing 198 pounds with gray hair and blue eyes. It’s unknown what any of them were last seen wearing.
The men were driving a silver 2017 Ford Explorer with the Minnesota license plate 073-WKT.
Anyone who sees the girl, the two men or their vehicle is asked to call 911 immediately.