KBI, WPD explain why no Amber Alert issued for missing infant
A six-day-old girl is missing and many are wondering why the Kansas Bureau of Investigation hasn't issued an Amber Alert.
Wichita police are working to track down leads and have asked for the public's help, providing information on a vehicle they're looking for and sharing photos of baby Sofia Victoria Gonzalez Abarca.
Wichita Police Sgt. Nikki Woodrow says her department is proceeding like there is an Amber Alert with the information it's shared, but the case has not met the right criteria for the KBI to formally issue the alert.
The explanation boils down to there not being a suspect identified in the case, Woodrow says. She issued the following statement Thursday night:
Woodrow says the fatal shooting of Sofia's mother is being investigated as a suspicious death.
The KBI offered this explanation for why they haven't issued an Amber Alert:
You can find the KBI's specific criteria for issuing an Amber Alert here: