Amber Alert canceled, suspect located and children are safe

1-year-old Cadenn Lee McDowell is on the left, 3-year-old Mason Jay McDowell is on the right.

HAYS, Kan. (KSNT) – The KBI said a man they were looking for who used force to take two children in north central Kansas has been located and both children are safe.

The KBI issued the alert just after 4:30 Wednesday morning. The KBI said 33-year-old Bryce Jay McDowell used force to take Cadenn and Mason McDowell from their mother in Ellis County, north of Hays. The suspect ran the victim’s car off the road and forcefully removed the two children.

Law enforcement was able to locate McDowell in Rooks County, just west of Webster Lake. He was taken into custody and his two children were also taken into states custody without further incident.


Bryce Jay McDowell


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