Macon police searching for 4-year-old girl taken by dad

Nevaeh Colton, 4, Macon, Mo.

UPDATED: May 23 at 10:21 a.m.

The Columbia Police Department has located Nevaeh Rose Colton unharmed and Joshua Lambert is now in custody.

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Authorities are asking for your help in order to find a northeast Missouri girl who was taken by her non-custodial father.

The Macon County Sheriff's Office said Nevaeh Rose Colton, 4, of Macon went to Columbia, Missouri with her dad on Monday morning.

He was supposed to return the little girl to her mother in Macon at 5 p.m. Monday, but he didn't.

Authorities have issued an arrest warrant for Joshua Lambert, a black male, 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds.

Lambert is wanted on a charge of parental kidnapping. Investigators believe he and Nevaeh may be headed to Louisiana or Texas.

They are in a tan 1993 Buick with Missouri license plates WF4-J7V.

The two were last seen in Columbia, Missouri.

Nevaeh was last seen wearing purple pants and pink and white tennis shoes.

Tom Skinner with the Macon County Sheriff's Office told our sister station KTVO Tuesday night that they don't have any information indicating that Nevaeh is in any danger, but they want to see the little girl returned home safely.

He said the FBI is assisting in the case.

If you have any information about the missing girl, you are asked to call the Macon County Sheriff's Office at (660) 385-2062.