Family confirms 10-year-old Hailey Owens dead; suspect in custody

andy lambertFebruary 18, 2014


The family of 10-year-old Hailey Owens told KMBC in Missouri that her body has been found dead.

Authorities held a news conference and announced that they have Craig Michael Wood, 45, in custody for first-degree murder.

Missouri law enforcement did not address the finding of her body, dead or alive, during their 7 am CST press conference. However, police in a press conference in the 11 0’clock hour in Springfield said that “A body believed to be that of 10-year-old Hailey Owens, who was abducted Tuesday in Springfield, Mo., has been found in the suspect’s home.”

The amber alert was cancelled as of 7 a.m. this morning.



On February 18th, 2014 at 4:48 p.m. the Springfield, Missouri Police Department was dispatched to a child abduction call at 3247 W. Lombard Street. Hailey Owens, age 10 (DOB: 08/18/2003) was approached by an unknown suspect and then pulled into his vehicle. Screen shot 2014-02-18 at 10.49.59 PM

The suspect is a white male, approx. 45 years old, with gray hair and unshaven face. May be driving in a gold 2008 Ford Ranger. The license plate number may be one of two possibilities: 1YF454 or 1YS454.

The suspect’s vehicle was last seen southbound on Scenic from Grand in Springfield, MO.

Hailey M. Owens is a white female, 5’2” tall, weighing 90 pounds with long brown hair, brown eyes and pierced ears. Owens was last seen wearing blue jean shorts and purple sandals

If you have any information on Hailey’s whereabouts, please call 911 or Springfield Police Department at (417) 864-1810.

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