DANVILLE, Va. - This story was published on June 4, 2018. Emma Grace Kennedy was located safely on June 5, 2018.
Police have issued an AMBER Alert for a 7-month-old girl they say was abducted by a man from a Virginia gas station.
Officers say Emma Grace Kennedy was taken from a Kwik Stop on Riverside Drive in Danville Sunday night around 7:55 p.m. The gas station is about three hours southwest of Richmond on the North Carolina border. Investigators said 51-year-old Carl Ray Kennedy carried a knife when he assaulted the child's mother at the gas station.
Carl Kennedy may be traveling in a gold, 4-door Suzuki Forenza with North Carolina license plate EKZ 5093. Authorities say Carl Kennedy is registered as a sex offender in North Carolina and is currently out of jail on a $250,000 bond for drug distribution.
Virginia State Police said Monday night that Kennedy was possibly seen near Seven Springs, North Carolina at around 6:30 p.m. and may be headed to Oak Island, North Carolina.
Emma is said to be in extreme danger. She is a white female with blond hair and blue eyes. She is approximately 2-feet-2-inches in length and weighs 18 pounds. She was last seen wearing a light blue onesie.
Carl Kennedy is described as a white man with gray hair and green eyes. He is 5-feet-8-inches tall and weighs 170 pounds. He has a tattoo of an eye on the back of his right hand. He has a skull tattoo and a wizard tattoo on his left arm. On his right arm he has a tattoo of a skull with a bandana over its mouth and a pit bull with “American bulldog” written underneath.
He was last seen he was wearing a brown, short sleeve shirt with gray shorts and black and white Sketchers shoes.
Police have not disclosed whether Carl Kennedy and Emma Kennedy are related.
Anyone with information is asked to call the police.