Lake Saint Louis police searching for alleged abductor


( – Police in Lake Saint Louis are searching for a man who was allegedly attempting to abduct a 15-year-old girl.

According to the girl, the suspect approached her twice, once on February 4 and a previous time the week before, and demanded she get inside his gray pickup truck.

Both incidents happened near Landing Place Drive around 2:15 p.m.

"I really don't want to be out here without a parent," said 12-year-old Katelyn Shelton who lives in the neighborhood. Both Katelyn and her mother, Beth, have lost some security after finding out about the suspect allegedly attempting to lure young girls away in the neighborhood. "The thought that someone could take my child, or both of my children [is scary]," said Beth.

The suspect is described as a white male in his late 30’s or early 40’s, thin cut, dark beard, short dark hair, containing small amounts of gray.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Lake Saint Louis Police Department at 636-625-8018.

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