Illinois Amber Alert

Porter Stone, 5 missing since Tuesday

UPDATED: April 25 at 5:15 a.m.

A missing St. Joseph boy awaiting a heart transplant has been found. Click here for the newest information.


A 5-year-old heart transplant patient was reportedly taken by his father from a local hospital.

Police say Porter Stone was taken from St. Louis Children's Hospital without permission by his father, Jeffery Stone, who is wanted for parental kidnapping.

According to our CBS affiliate KMOV, Porter is from St. Joseph, Missouri and was flown to St. Louis two days ago to be on a waiting list for the transplant.

5-year-old Stone is a white male standing at 3 feet 1 inch tall, 44 pounds with brown hair cut in mohawk style.

He was last seen wearing a gray shirt, black and white shorts, spiderman shoes and carrying a backpack with a medical iv pump inside.

The suspect is 33-year-old Jeffrey Stone, a white male weighing 230 pounds at 6 feet 6 inches tall.

He is bald and was last seen wearing a black and orange San Francisco Giants baseball cap.

The second suspect is Rhonda Marie Matthews. She is a white female, 59-years-old, 5 feet 3 inches tall, 130 pounds, short reddish-brown hair and was last seen wearing a black nike jacket and blue jeans.

They are believed to be driving a black or silver Toyota Corolla with California plates 6bmu445.

If you see anything matching this description, call your nearest law enforcement agency.

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