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Missing 7-month-old found safe, father arrested

Carl Ray Kennedy is suspected of abducting Emma Grace Kennedy. (Source: Virginia State Police) Carl Ray Kennedy is suspected of abducting Emma Grace Kennedy. (Source: Virginia State Police)
Carl Kennedy was arrested on June 5. (Source: Randolph County Sheriff's Office) Carl Kennedy was arrested on June 5. (Source: Randolph County Sheriff's Office)
DANVILLE, VA (WWBT) -

The search for a 7-month-old Emma Grace Kennedy and her alleged abductor is over. 

The baby girl is safe and her alleged abductor Carl Ray Kennedy, has been arrested, according to police in Danville. 

"Danville Police, FBI, Randolph County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Secret Service arrested Kennedy in Randleman, N.C.," the police department said. "He is in custody in North Carolina."

Emma Grace Kennedy was evaluated at a local hospital and "appears to be in good health," police said.

Police say Carl Ray Kennedy abducted Emma just before 8 p.m. Sunday at a Kwik Stop on Riverside Drive in Danville. He allegedly abducted the girl by knife-point after assaulting her mother. 

The search for Kennedy extended throughout much of North Carolina over the course of Monday and Tuesday morning.

Kennedy was found in a mobile home based on a tip. They made a perimeter around the residence and then entered the home to find the Kennedys. 

Deputy Jamie Barnes picked up the child and shielded her while another deputy arrested Carl Kennedy. 

He's being held at Randolph County Jail. 

Danville police will file charges against Kennedy. The FBI may also bring charges. 

There's no information on when he'll be extradited back to Virginia. 

If you have any information about this case, contact authorities at:

  • FBI: (804) 261-1044
  • Danville Police: (434) 799-6508
  • Virginia State Police: 1-800-822-4453
  • Tip lines: (434) 773-8318 and (434) 773-8319

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