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Public's help needed as authorities search for missing two year old child

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Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding a missing two year old believed to be in Minnesota.

According to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and the Camden Police Department in South Carolina, they are searching for missing two-year-old Dakota Ray. Authorities said Ray was taken on April 15 by her parents William and Jessica Ray. Authorities are concerned for the child's safety because both parents are believed to be heavy methamphetamine users.

The child and her parents were captured in surveillance images on Monday, May 14 at a hospital in Iowa. Law enforcement then received information that they may now be in Minnesota.

The child and the parents are traveling in a 1996 gold Ford Aerostar van and may be frequently changing the license plate on the vehicle.

According to Camden Police Department It is possible that they may be begging or asking strangers for money. The child and the parents are also believed to be sleeping in their vehicle.

  • Dakota is 2 years old. She is 2 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 25 pounds and has blonde hair and blue eyes
  • Jessica is 36 years old. She is 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 112 pounds and has long light brown hair and blue eyes.
  • William is 44 years old. He is 6 feet 1 inches tall and weighs 340 pounds and has light brown hair and brown eyes.

If anyone has seen Dakota, William or Jessica Ray contact the Camden Police Department at 1-888-CRIMESC (1-888-274-6372) or the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678).

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