Amber Alert issued for missing 2-year-old girl -

Amber Alert issued for missing 2-year-old girl

SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- An Amber Alert has been issued for a missing 2-year-old girl.

Police say the suspect who took 2-year-old Jaylynn Maxey is Joshua Yeager. Yaeger was last seen in Shepherdsville, Ky.

Maxey was reported missing by her mother on Oct. 5 after her biological father, Yeager, took her from the area of Bardstown Road and I-265. Police believe Maxey is in danger by staying with Yaeger, who is the non-custodial parent.

Maxey is black with brown hair, brown eyes, curly hair, 3 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 37 lbs. She was last seen wearing a black and pink tank top with a swirled design, white sandals and a pull-up. Maxey could also be wearing a white and yellow polka-dot top with white pants that have ruffles.

Yeager, 26, is white has brown hair, blue eyes, 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs 185 lbs. He has a full sleeve tattoo on his right arm and he has a Chinese symbol on the left side of his neck.

Police believe Yeager is driving a 2000, maroon Ford Taurus with a New Jersey license plate. The license plate number is VHM20Z. The hood of this vehicle is painted with a black/gray primer.

Yeager is heading in an unknown direction, but according to police the subject might have family in Indiana.

If you have any information you are asked to call Kentucky State Police at 1-800-262-3717.

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