UPDATE: The body was confirmed to be Jhornee. Jhornee was last seen with a family friend, Tyerria Miles, 25. She was located and is now facing charges of aggravated child endangerment, according to KAKE News.
UPDATE: A child’s body was found in the 1900 block of N. Hydraulic
5/9/16 – Jhornee Bland, age 2, has been missing from Wichita since Sunday. The police said they were looking for her after she went missing from 31st Street South and Oliver.
Jhornee is 2′ 3″ tall, 40 pounds. She was last seen wearing a lime green and yellow shirt with tan leggings with black and pink shoes.
There is no Amber Alert issued because the case is not considered an abduction, according to the Wichita guidelines:
Those criteria are:
There has been a child abduction;
The abducted child is 17 years of age or younger or an individual with a mental or physical disability;
There is reason to believe the victim is in imminent danger, serious bodily injury or death;
There is sufficient information to disseminate to the general public, which could assist in the safe recovery of the victim and/or the apprehension of a suspect.
If the circumstances fit the criteria, local law enforcement will contact the KBI to begin the AMBER Alert process.
What is interesting I don’t believe I have ever heard the last one before, “sufficient information to disseminate to the general public…..” I would think with that every missing child would fit. Although it stated DOJ guidelines, I looked at their guidelines and this is what it says:
There is reasonable belief by law enforcement that an abduction has occurred.
The law enforcement agency believes that the child is in imminent danger of serious bodily injury or death.
There is enough descriptive information about the victim and the abduction for law enforcement to issue an AMBER Alert to assist in the recovery of the child.
The abduction is of a child aged 17 years or younger.
The child’s name and other critical data elements, including the Child Abduction flag, have been entered into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) system.I would think with that criteria every missing child would fit and an Amber Alert could be issued.
Information on the Witchita Police Facebook page states she went missing Sunday around 10:30 a.m. and the police were not told till that evening.
If you have any information, please call 911 or the Exploited and Missing Child Unit at 316-660-9478.