- 4-year-old Kylann Harper and 11-year-old Kylie Horne were abducted from a Burger King in Columbus, Georgia.
- Suspected abductor named as Mikaela Harrell, 49; her connection with the girls is currently unknown.
- Two vehicles linked to the abduction: a 2011 blue/gray Honda CRV SUV and a 2004 Gold Lexus.
At 11:50 a.m. on Sunday, a chilling event unfolded at the Burger King located at 7301 Veterans Parkway in Columbus, Georgia.
Two young girls, Kylann Harper, aged 4, and Kylie Horne, aged 11, were abruptly taken, sparking a widespread search for their abductor.
An Amber Alert has been promptly issued, as authorities believe the two abducted girls are in the custody of 49-year-old Mikaela Harrell.
“Believed to be in extreme danger,” states the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), emphasizing the urgency of the situation.
The initial reports suggested that Harrell was seen driving a 2011 blue/gray Honda CRV SUV, with a distinguishing Georgia tag of TGS7835, possibly heading in the direction of Ocilla, Georgia.
However, new information from detectives revealed a change in the getaway vehicle – now believed to be a 2004 Gold Lexus sporting a Georgia tag of SBZ8631.
#AMBERAlert issued for Kylie Horne, age 11, & Kylann Harper, age 4.
They were originally in a 2011 Honda CRV, GA tag #TGS7835. They are now believed to be in a 2004 Gold Lexus (GA tag #SBZ8631).
Call 911 or the Columbus Police Department at 706-987-0994. pic.twitter.com/YBtVEJGzJN— GA Bureau of Investigation (@GBI_GA) October 15, 2023
Efforts have been ramped up to trace their whereabouts. Photographs of Harrell, the two girls, and the vehicles thought to be involved in the abduction have been widely circulated on social media.
Local news outlets have shed light on another potential suspect, Kaila Spires, named as the girls’ mother.
Her involvement or exact connection to the abduction remains shadowed in ambiguity, as no official mention of her role in the disappearance has been declared by the police.
Detailed descriptions of the missing children have been shared with the public:
- Kylie: A white girl with straight, brown shoulder-length hair and brown eyes. Standing 4′9″ tall and weighing 75 pounds, she was last spotted wearing a white T-shirt, gray sweatpants, and white Croc shoes.
- Kylann: Described as a white girl possessing red hair and green eyes. She measures 3′4″ in height and weighs around 35 pounds. She wore a long-sleeved shirt and pants, though further outfit details are absent.
The suspected abductor, Harrell, is depicted as a white woman with straight, brown hair and brown eyes, standing at 5′7″ and weighing approximately 158 pounds.
Concerned citizens or those with potentially valuable information are strongly encouraged to reach out to the Columbus Police Department immediately at 706-987-0994.
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