AMBER Alert canceled after 2 girls found safe; alert issued after 2 boys were found dead in Leavenworth

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Update as of 7:03pm: Missouri State Highway Patrol says the suspect has been located near Erick, Oklahoma. The children are safe.


LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — An AMBER Alert has been issued after two boys were found dead in a Leavenworth home and two young girls are missing, Aven (3) and Nora Jackson (7).

Around 1:30 on Saturday afternoon, the Leavenworth Sheriff’s office received a 911 call from a home in the 14900 block of Hillside Road. When deputies arrived they found an 11-year-old and 14-year-old boy dead and two young girls missing.

U.S. AMBER Alert made the announcement on twitter Saturday afternoon.

“In reference to a Donald Ray Jackson Jr. a 40-year-old male residing from the home said to have left the residence with two two other juvenilles,” Major Jim Sherely with Levenworth’s Sheriff’s Office said.

The Arkansas State Police and Oklahoma Police launched an AMBER Alert to assist in the recovery of the abducted children.

According to Oklahoma Highway Patrol’s twitter page, a truck driver spotted Jackson’s car on an interstate in Oklahoma. Troopers and Beckham County deputies arrived and took Jackson into custody.

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