LEAVENWORTH, KS (KCTV) – UPDATE: According to the authorities the girls at the center of this Amber Alert are safe and the suspect has been taken into custody. 

They were found near Erick, Oklahoma. 

The Amber Alert has been canceled. 

No other information is available at this time. Stay with KCTV5 News for updates. 


An Amber Alert has been issued after two boys were found dead in Leavenworth and two girls are missing.

According to the authorities, at 1:16 p.m. a 911 call was received from the 14900 block of Hillside Road in Leavenworth. The caller, an adult who discovered the scene, said someone had been shot. 

When deputies arrived, they found a homicide scene with two dead boys inside the residence and two missing girls. The sheriff's office believe they were 11 and 14 years old.

The missing girls are named Aven and Nora Jackson.

Aven is 3 years old. She has blond hair and blue eyes.

Nora is 7 years old. She has blond-brown hair and blue or hazel eyes.

The suspect in the abduction and incident is the father, Donny Jackson (Donald Ray Jackson Jr.). He is the father of all the children. 

His vehicle is a black 2008 Honda Accord with the Kansas license plate of 266 MXB. The direction of travel is unknown.

He is 40 years old, 5 feet, 11 inches tall, and weighs 190 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes.

At 6:13 p.m., the authorities said they'd received calls of sightings in Joplin and several in Tulsa. 

According to the authorities, an unrelated traffic stop of the suspect's vehicle was made on Highway 169 near the Oklahoma Border at about 12:35 p.m. As you'll note, that was before the 911 call was made.

The abducted children were in the vehicle when that stop was made.

It is now believed Jackson may be traveling in Oklahoma, Texas, or Arkansas.

The Amber Alert has now been expanded to Oklahoma and Arkansas.


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