Missing 2-year-old found in Jefferson Co.; grandparents charged

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Posted on February 17, 2014 at 6:13 AM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 18 at 12:01 AM

(KMOV) -- The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department on Monday cancelled an endangered person advisory for a missing 2-year-old girl.

According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, Ellanah Jade Spear was found safe.

Deputies say Spear had been dropped off with her non-custodial grandparents, Coleen Eva Faye Jones, 38, and Scott Russell Jones, 45, on Friday.

Authorities say her custodial grandparents received a text message from her non-custodial grandparents on Sunday indicating that they would not be returning Ellanah to their home in Cedar Hill.

At that point, deputies issued an endangered person advisory for Spear.

The child was located with Coleen Jones and Scott Jones at home in Jefferson County around 4:30 a.m. Monday. During an interview with investigators the grandmother stated that she did not intend to return the child. 

Coleen Jones was charged with felony interference with custody.Scott Jones was charged with felony kidnapping. Their bond has been set at $400,000.00 cash-only.

 

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