SUSPECT IN CUSTODY: 2 girls abducted & 2 boys murdered in Leavenworth


LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (KSNT) – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation issued an AMBER Alert Saturday afternoon after it said a man abducted his two young daughters in Leavenworth. Officers also found two boys dead in the home. The AMBER alert was canceled around 7 p.m. Saturday night.

6:58 p.m.

The Jackson sisters were located shortly before 7 p.m. according to the KBI. The car was found by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. The suspect is in custody near Erick, OK.

6:38 p.m.

The AMBER Alert for 7-year-old Nora Jackson and 3-year-old Aven Jackson has been extended to Arkansas and Texas.

4:43 p.m.

Officers have determined the time of the abduction and homicide is unknown. An adult discovered the bodies and called 911 around 3 p.m., sparking the investigation and AMBER Alert, but police have not determined when the initial killing and abduction occurred.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is also issuing an AMBER Alert to help find the two girls.

3:30 p.m.

The Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office said it responded to a 911 call near the 14900 block of Hillside Road and found two boys dead at a home there. They also determined at the scene that Nora Jackson, 7, and Aven Jackson, 3, were missing.

The KBI said the abduction suspect is the girls’ father, Donny Jackson, who was last seen driving a black Honda Accord with Kansas license plate number 266MXB. The 40-year-old is 5-foot-11 and 190 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.

Nora has blonde-brown hair with blue or hazel eyes. Aven has blonde hair and blue eyes. Police do not know what either of the girls were wearing at the time of the abduction.

Anyone with information regarding the missing girls is asked to call 911 or 1-800-KS-CRIME. This is a developing story.

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