Missing child may be in Minnesota

Police hunt enters Minnesota for parents who fled South Carolina with 2½-year-old

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and police in SC are asking for help in locating a missing child believed to be in Minnesota or Iowa.

Police from Camden, South Carolina, said the parents may be begging or asking strangers for money.

This 2-year-old child is missing and is believed to be in the unlawful custody of her parents who were set to be separated from the child by DSS.

They are thought to be driving a 1996 tan Ford Aerostar, which they may be sleeping in, according to the NCMEC statement.

Police believe they may now be in Minnesota.

Media reports state that Dakota and her parents recently seen at a Le Mars, IA doctor's office, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Jessica Ray is 36 years old.

The parents are believed to be heavy methamphetamine users and surveillance images were captured Monday of them at an Iowa hospital in LeMars. William Ray is 44-years-old, 6 feet, 1 inch tall, 340 pounds, and has light brown hair and blue eyes. She is 2 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 25 pounds. She may be in the company of her father, William Ray and her mother, Jessica Ray.

Dakota has been missing since April 15, 2018 from Camden, #SouthCarolina. Information also shows they were at a gas station in Marshall, Minn., on Monday, according to the BCA.

The Rays were spotted in North Carolina and Kentucky prior to their sighting in Iowa.

If you have seen them, or have any information on their whereabouts you're asked to call the Camden Police Department at 1-803-425-6025 or the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678.

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