AMBER ALERT UPDATE: Missing girls found safe, suspect still at large

By Chris Swick
February 17, 2016

UPDATE: The two girls taken forcibly from a Wichita hotel early this morning have been located and recovered safely.

Kansas Bureau of Information officialls report the girls, Layla Hatcher, 5, and Lilly Hatcher, 2, were found in East Wichita. Their father, David Hatcher, 24, is still at large and is considered by the Wichita Police Department as armed and dangerous.

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ORIGINAL:

An Amber Alert has been issued for two girls taken by force from a Wichita hotel early this morning.

The alert is out for 5-year-old Layla Hatcher and 2-year-old Lilly Hatcher. Layla is described as 4-feet-3, weighing 50 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Lilly is described as 2-feet-5 inches, weighing 30 pounds also with black hair and brown eyes.

The suspect is 24-year-old David Hatcher, reported as 5-9 and weighing 160 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He was reportedly last seen wearing black shoes, jeans and a hoodie and driving a blue Mercury Grand Marquis with a temporary Arkansas tag and sporting front end and passenger side damage.

If you see the vehicle, or know of the whereabouts of the missing girls, you are asked to contact law enforcement.

Abductee(s):

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Name: Layla Hatcher

Height: 4 feet 3 inches

Weight: 50

Hair Color: Black

Eye Color: Brown

Age: 5 years

Gender: Female

Description: Wearing only floral print underwear Last Seen: at the Days Inn Hotel, 7321 E. Kellogg, Wichita, Kansas

Name: Lilly Hatcher

Height: 2 feet 5 inches

Weight: 30

Hair Color: Black

Eye Color: Brown

Age: 2 years

Gender:

Description: wearing only a diaper

Last Seen: at the Days Inn Hotel, 7321 E. Kellogg, Wichita, Kansas

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Suspect(s):

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Name: David Hatcher

Height: 5 feet 9 inches

Weight: 160

Hair Color: Black

Eye Color: Brown

Age: 24 years

Gender: Male

Description: David was last seen wearing black jeans, black hoodie, and black shoes

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Vehicle(s):

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License: Temp

Make: Mercury

Model: Grand Marquis

Color: Blue

Year: 2001

Description: Arkansas temporary tag, front end damage, passenger side damage, tinted windows


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