Missing 2-year-old may be in Minnesota; authorities concerned

Dakota Ray

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According to law enforcement, both parents are considered heavy methamphetamine users and there is concern for Dakota's wellbeing.

William and Jessica are heavy drug users, police say, and authorities are anxious for Dakota's safety.

Camden police say it's possible the parents may be begging or asking strangers for money, and they could be sleeping in the van, according to the release.

The family are believed to be travelling in a 1996 Ford Aerostar van and frequently changing license plates to avoid detection.

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, along with a SC police department are asking for the public's assistance to locate a missing 2-year old child who may be in the northwest Iowa, southwest Minnesota area. Police did not elaborate on what would bring the girl and her parents more than 1,200 miles from home.

Dakota Ray
They are believed to be traveling in a 1996 gold Ford Aerostar and may be changing the license plate on the vehicle. Courtesy

Late Thursday, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension reported that the three had been spotted at a gas station in Marshall, Minn.

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children says two-year old Dakota Ray was seen at a doctor's office in Le Mars, Iowa this week.

She is believed to be in the company of her father, William Ray, 44, and her mother, Jessica Ray, 36. She has blonde hair and blue eyes. He is 6'1 and weighs 340 pounds and has light brown hair and brown eyes. She is 2 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 25 pounds. The incident report says that William had convinced the uncle that DSS was going to relinquish custody of the child back to William.

If anyone has seen Dakota, William or Jessica Ray you're asked to contact local authorities.

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