Nov 28, 2020 12:16 AM

Police: Missing KC children found and are safe

Posted Nov 28, 2020 12:16 AM
Kelvontae and Avontay / photo KCPD
Kelvontae and Avontay / photo KCPD

KANSAS CITY — According to Kansas City Police on Friday night, the two missing children have been located and are with police.

Authorities are working with the Division of Family Services to find the safest placement for them moving forward.

Authorities released no additional details.

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KANSAS CITY (AP) — The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information that would help find two young children from Kansas City, Missouri, who have been missing since Nov. 9. Meanwhile, their mother has been charged with kidnapping.

According to police, 7-year-old Avontay Reed and 4-year-old Kelvontae Cooper had been placed with an aunt due to their mother's mental health problems and drug abuse. Police say the mother, Mattina Marshall, took the children from their aunt's home on Nov. 9. Marshall was located Tuesday but the children were not with her.

Court records say that when Marshall was found at a motel she told authorities the children were with their father.

Marshall-photo Platte Co.
Marshall-photo Platte Co.

Marshall was charged with two counts of first-degree kidnapping and is jailed. She does not yet have a listed attorney.

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KANSAS CITY —Law enforcement authorities continue to search for 2 children last seen on November 9 and are offering a reward. On Thanksgiving day, the FBI in Kansas reported they are now offering a  $5,000 reward for information that will help authorities find the children. Police want to talk to anyone who might know where they are.

On Tuesday, police learned the children were not with their mother or their aunt, who is the current caretaker. Police reported Wednesday they they are talking to other relatives, friends and the Children's Division who has actual custody of the children due to the the mother's mental health issues.

Family does not believe the children are in peril, according to police. The mother has reportedly taken the children on several occasions in the past and voluntarily given them to other caretakers.

Police have no indication the children were abducted, therefore an Amber Alert is not applicable at this time. Police are still committed to finding the children.

Kelvontae weighs 90 pounds is 4-foot-4 inches tall and was last seen wearing a black coat, white shirt with red and black writing, blue jeans, and brown shoes.

Avontay weighs 100 pounds is 4-foot-7 inches tall and was  last seen wearing a black coat, gray shirt, blue jeans and black shoes

If located please call 911 or KCPD Juvenile Sec. 816-234-5150.

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KANSAS CITY —Law enforcement authorities continue to investigate the case of  2 children last seen on November 9, according to Kansas City Police.

On Tuesday, police learned the children were not with their mother or their aunt, who is the current caretaker. Police reported Wednesday they they are talking to other relatives, friends and the Children's Division who has actual custody of the children due to the the mother's mental health issues.

Family does not believe the children are in peril, according to police. The mother has reportedly taken the children on several occasions in the past and voluntarily given them to other caretakers.

Police have no indication the children were abducted, therefore an Amber Alert is not applicable at this time. Police are still committed to finding the children.

Kelvontae weighs 90 pounds is 4-foot-4 inches tall and was last seen wearing a black coat, white shirt with red and black writing, blue jeans, and brown shoes.

Avontay weighs 100 pounds is 4-foot-7 inches tall and was  last seen wearing a black coat, gray shirt, blue jeans and black shoes

If located please call 911 or KCPD Juvenile Sec. 816-234-5150.

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KANSAS CITY —Law enforcement authorities are looking for 2 children missing from Kansas City.

Kelvontae Cooper, 4 and Avontay Reed, 7, are in Children’s Division custody and had been placed with a maternal Aunt due to the mother’s mental health, according to Kansas City Police.

On November 9, the mom took the children from their Aunt’s house. Police located her Tuesday, but the kids were not with her.

Kelvontae weighs 90 pounds is 4-foot-4 inches tall and was last seen wearing a black coat, white shirt with red and black writing, blue jeans, and brown shoes.

Avontay weighs 100 pounds is 4-foot-7 inches tall and was  last seen wearing a black coat, gray shirt, blue jeans and black shoes

If located please call 911 or KCPD Juvenile Sec. 816-234-5150.