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Virginia police release photos of car used in alleged kidnapping of 7-month-old girl

Virginia police released photos of car used by a Randolph County, NC, man suspected of kidnapping a 7-month-old girl from her home in Danville, Va., on Sunday night. Police early Monday issued an Amber Alert for Carl Ray Kennedy, who lives in Asheboro.
Virginia police released photos of car used by a Randolph County, NC, man suspected of kidnapping a 7-month-old girl from her home in Danville, Va., on Sunday night. Police early Monday issued an Amber Alert for Carl Ray Kennedy, who lives in Asheboro. Danville (VA) Police Dept.

Virginia authorities have released photos of the car they think was used by a Randolph County man to kidnap a 7-month-old girl from her home.

Photos of the gold-colored Suzuki were made public hours after police issued an Amber Alert stating that Carl Ray Kennedy, who lives in Asheboro, had abducted the child, Emma Grace Kennedy, from her home in Danville, Va., on Sunday night.

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The police also reported that a spare tire is on the back rear passenger side of the car, according to a press release.

Investigators also made public an image of Kennedy with the child.

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Emma Kennedy

Authorities initially said the car had North Carolina license plate FAA-1873, and that number was posted on electronic highway signs that the state Department of Transportation operates on major routes.

Around midday, officials revised the alert to say the Suzuki likely had fictitious N.C. plates of EKZ-5093. The vehicle also has a Johnny's Auto Sales emblem on the trunk, they said.

Carl Kennedy is 51 and has tattoos on both arms. They are described in his listing on the North Carolina Sex Offender Registry.

Danville police, who issued the alert, said Emma is about 26 inches tall and weighs 18 pounds. She is white, with blond hair and blue eyes and was last seen wearing a one-piece outfit that is light blue and has dots on it and a white rabbit on the left leg. She has a matching headband.

Authorities asked anyone who sees the child, Kennedy or the car to call 911 or *HP from a mobile phone or Danville police at 434-799-6510.

Carl Kennedy was convicted in Randolph County in 2014 of sexual battery 13 months earlier.

Ron Gallagher 919-829-4572 @RPGKT
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