Authorities in central Missouri’s Cooper County think the person believed to have kidnapped a girl from Tennessee several days ago might have been seen near Otterville, yesterday.
The child is 9-year-old Carlie Trent, last seen wearing a black and gray tank top and blue jeans. Authorities say she was taken Thursday by 57-year-old Gary L. Simpson, who was last seen wearing a brown cap, a dark shirt, and jeans.
They are believed to be traveling in a white, 2002 Dodge Ram van with a dark stripe down the middle, light gold running boards, and chipping paint on the hood.
Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or the Cooper County Sheriff’s Department at (660) 882-2614.