Missing 5-year-old heart transplant patient found
Wed, 25 Apr 2012 12:40:01 GMT —
UPDATED: April 25 at 5:15 a.m.
A missing St. Joseph boy awaiting a heart transplant has been found.
Police say 5-year-old Porter Stone was taken from St. Louis Children's Hospital without permission Tuesday by his father, Jeffery Stone and another woman.
An Amber Alert hs been canceled after he was found in a medical facility outside of Chicago early Wednesday morning.
Stone has been arrested and now faces parental kidnapping charges.
According to our
CBS affiliate KMOV
, Porter was flown to St. Louis two days ago to be on a waiting list for the transplant.
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.
to read the Amber Alert.