BY LEANN DILBECK –
Polk County Sheriff Mike Godfrey has confirmed that 9-year old Jada Howard, who was taken from her front yard earlier today in what is believed to be have been a parental abduction, has been found in LeFlore County, Okla. Polk County Law Enforcement are en route now.
According to information available at this time, 9-year old Jada Howard was playing in her front yard in Cove at approximately 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon when an older model white Chevy Tahoe pulled up and she got into the vehicle. The vehicle had Texas plates and the direction of travel was unknown at the time the incident was first reported to law enforcement.
The Polk County Sheriff’s office issued a BOLO immediately after receiving the call. Upon learning more information surrounding the incident, authorities now believed the vehicle would be attempting to return to Texas and notified the Texas Office of Child Protective Services.
The Sheriff’s Office have not released any other information in this case at this time.
Authorities commended the public for their quick response to the story, saying the first 24-hours following an abduction are critical.