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UPDATE: Amber Alert Cancelled

Todd PittengerApril 20, 2020

An Amber Alert which was extended into Kansas has been cancelled. The Nebraska Highway Patrol says the missing boys are safe and the suspect has been apprehended in Kansas.

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ORIGINAL: The abduction of two children in Nebraska has prompted a Kansas Amber Alert.

According to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, Nebraska authorities say two children were forcibly taken by a suspect in Tekamah, Nebraska. Information indicates the suspect may be traveling south on Highway 81 into Kansas. The suspect is known to carry a handgun and is considered armed.

The suspect is identified as 30-year-old Tanner Joel Leichleiter. The missing children are 4-year-old Isaac De La Garza and 7-year-oldMarco De La Garza.

Leichleiter is possibly driving a white 2009 Ford Expedition with Nebraska license plate 31F325.

Call 911 immediately if you have seen a missing child, suspect, or suspect’s vehicle. If you have other information about the suspect, children, or event, call 1-800-KS-CRIME.


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