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Cars pass a sign, indicating an Amber alert in effect, on the 101 freeway in Los Angeles, Aug. 20, 2002. Reuters/Fred Prouser


  • Jordan Maurice Owsley allegedly abducted his two young daughters by force
  • Owsley is suspected of killing a person associated to his children's mother
  • Owsley is still at large despite his children having been found

An Amber Alert for two young girls allegedly abducted by their own father from a crime scene in Kansas City on Sunday has been canceled as the siblings have been found "unharmed," authorities said. However, the girls' father, who is a homicide suspect, remains at large.

In its latest update on Amber Alert 2022-7 issued by the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) Sunday evening, the agency said the alert has been canceled as sisters Marlaya Owsley, 7, and Cassiah Owsley, 4, have been "located unharmed."

The MSHP said the vehicle used by suspect Jordan Maurice Owsley when he abducted his two children has been recovered, but that Owsley, who has been accused of committing a homicide at the 1300 Block of 89th Street in Kansas City, Missouri, at around 4 p.m. Sunday, is still being hunted by the authorities.

The Amber Alert was issued after the Kansas City Police Department said Owsley was seen in a white Kia Optima heading westbound on East 89th Street. Authorities said it is believed the man was armed at the time of the girls' abduction, ABC affiliate KMBC-TV reported.

Police said Owsley is suspected of killing the victim of a homicide on 89th Street, adding that investigators believe Owsley's children were at the crime scene when the homicide took place, local KY3 News reported.

Owsley has been accused of shooting and killing a person associated with the children's mother. He took the young girls "forcibly," Kansas news outlet KAKE reported. Authorities have yet to release the identity of the victim pending notification of the victim's family.

Authorities have described Owsley as a 27-year-old with blue eyes, weighing 140 lbs. and standing at 5'4" in height. Police said Owsley is "armed with a firearm."

News of the girls' abduction and being found came just days after 7-year-old Ana Cristina Torres Medina was found about a day after she was last seen at College Station in Texas. Medina's disappearance became a nationwide Amber Alert late last week.

Authorities said at that time that Medina was found safe in Jim Hogg County, which is located near the U.S.-Mexico border. Police also revealed that Pedro Aranda Jimenez, 36, was taken into custody for a warrant, although no details were immediately provided about Jimenez's relation to Medina's case.