WPD: Missing mother, son found safe

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) Update Wednesday (Jan. 3): The Wichita Police Department says Samantha Riggs and her son, Matthew, have been found safe in Riley County.


Wichita police are asking for the public's help to locate a missing woman and her one-year-old son.

Police say on Sunday, Dec. 31, around 10:00 a.m., 23-year-old Samantha Riggs became upset and walked away from her family home with her one-year-old son, Matthew Riggs.

The two were last seen at the QuikTrip at Pawnee and Meridian.

According to Kansas Missing & Unsolved, Riggs does not have a vehicle or cell phone, but eyewitnesses at QuikTrip say it appeared she was waiting for a ride.

The Facebook group says the mother and son may be headed to Manhattan with an unknown man.

Samantha was last seen wearing a long-sleeve pink shirt and black sweats. Mathew was wearing gray footed pajamas with penguins on them and blue and yellow fleece pullover jack from Old Navy.

Anyone with information on the missing mother and child is asked to call 911.