An Amber Alert has been issued for a 5-year-old Poplar Bluff girl authorities believe has been abducted by a registered sex offender.

Abigail Berthoff (left) and her suspected abductor Jeffery Shelton.

Abigail Berthoff’s mother says she was not in her bedroom this morning when the mother went to wake her. Police think she could be with 45-year-old Jeffery Shelton. Authorities are looking for his silver 2001 Nissan Pathfinder.

Berthoff is described as having a medium complexion with black hair and brown eyes. Shelton is described as 6 feet tall, 175 pounds with brown hair and green eyes.

Shelton was convicted in Texas in 1990 of kidnapping, attempted kidnapping, rape and two counts of sodomy.