UPDATE: Seven Month Old Found Safe, Father Arrested

UPDATE (6/5/18 at 1pm) –  Seven-month-old Emma Grace Kennedy has been found safe, and her father, Carl Ray Kennedy, has been arrested.

Danville Police, FBI, Randolph County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Secret Service arrested Kennedy in Randleman, N.C. He is in custody in North Carolina.

Emma Grace Kennedy appears to be in good health and is being evaluated at a local hospital. The mother of the child has been notified.

An Amber Alert was issued for Emma Grace Kennedy, but it has since been canceled.


UPDATE 6/4/2018 9:30 PM– The Virginia State Police say there has been a possible sighting of Amber Alert suspect and wanted sex offender Carl Kennedy.

Police say he was possibly seen near the Seven Springs, NC area around 6:30 PM on Monday. They believe he could be headed to Oak Island, NC.

Kennedy has also been added to the FBI’s Most Wanted List.


VIRGINIA – NEW Information on #Virginia AMBER Alert for Missing Danville Infant:

City of Danville Police Department confirming the gold 2007 Suzuki Forenza may have one of the following North Carolina license plates on it: EKZ 5093 or FAA 1873.

Other vehicles Carl Ray Kennedy has access to: Burgundy Toyota Camry (no tag number available), blue Jeep Cherokee and a Dodge truck. It is likely Kennedy is using the NC FAA-1873 tags on one or more of these vehicles.

The last known location for Kennedy was in Randolph County, NC.

Virginia Department of Transportation Pittsylvania County Public Safety Virginia NCMEC


Original Story:

#Virginia AMBER Alert Activation: Missing Danville, Va Infant

VSP has issued an #AMBERAlert on behlalf of City of Danville Police Department for a missing 7-month-old child.

Emma Grace Kennedy is believed to be in extreme danger & was last seen at the Kwik Stop on Riverside Drive in Danville on Sunday night (June 3) at 7:55 p.m. She should be traveling in a gold, 4-door Suzuki with #NorthCarolina license plate “FAA 1873.”

The infant is believed to have been abducted by Carl Ray Kennedy, a white male with gray hair and green eyes. He is 5’8 in height and weighs 170 lbs. He was last seen wearing a brown, short-sleeve shirt with gray shorts and black-&-white Sketchers. He has a tattoo of an eye on the back of his right hand. On his left arm, he has a skull tattoo and a wizard tattoo. On his right arm, he has a tattoo of a skull with a bandanna over its mouth along with a pitbull tattoo with “American bulldog” written underneath.

Emma Grace Kennedy is a white female with blond hair and blue eyes. She is approximately 2’2 in length and weighs 18 lbs. She was last seen wearing a light-blue onesie.

For further information contact the Danville City Police Department at 434-799-5111 or call 911.

Danville, VA – Government Public Safety Virginia Pittsylvania County North Carolina State Highway Patrol

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