Missing: 2-Year-Old from South Carolina Could be in Iowa or Minnesota

Two-year-old Dakota Ray is reportedly missing and was spotted on Iowa surveillance cameras with her parents William and Jessica Ray. Photo: The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Two-year-old Dakota Ray is reportedly missing and was spotted on Iowa surveillance cameras with her parents William and Jessica Ray.

May 17, 2018 01:09 PM

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children reports a missing 2-year-old child from South Carolina could be in Minnesota or Iowa.

According to the release, Dakota Ray was taken on April 15 by her parents William and Jessica Ray. Authorities say the two are believed to be heavy meth users, and they are concerned about Dakota's wellbeing.

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Law enforcement said the trio was captured on a surveillance camera in Iowa on Monday and believe they are heading to Minnesota.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said in its alert, the family stopped at a gas station in Marshall, Minnesota.

The group is traveling in a 1996 Ford Aerostar van and are frequently changing license plates.

The Camden Police Department reports the Ray family might be asking for money and sleeping in their car.

The following descriptions were issued: 

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

Those with information should call Camden Police at 1-888-274-6372 or the center at 1-800-THE-LOST. 

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