Parental kidnapping is one of the great tragedies that occurs when a divorce turns messy. This Amber Alert for 11 year old Jessica Smith has been in the news in recent days.
Police in Fort Worth, Texas, have reissued an Amber Alert for an 11-year-old girl and expanded the search for her into Oklahoma, New Mexico and Louisiana.
Jessica Smith disappeared Monday night. Police said the girl is with her mother, 42-year-old Kimberly Smith. Kimberly Smith does have custody of Jessica, but police believe the child is in serious danger.
Jessica is 5 feet 1 inches, 120 pounds and has brown hair. Kimberly is 5 feet 2 inches, 150 pounds and also has brown hair. She has a cross tattoo on the back of her neck, and a decorative tattoo across her back.
Kimberly was last seen in Fort Worth driving a silver Mazda CX9 with the Texas license plate BMZ-390.
If you have any information about Jessica and Kimberly’s whereabouts, call the Fort Worth Police Department at (817) 335-4222.
At the law office of David S. Bouschor we work with families in midst of a messy divorce to keep the lid on tensions and prevent this type of parental kidnapping and abuse. There are circumstances where a parent tries to disappear with a child. David Bouschor has successfully found the missing child and restored family relationship.