The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two children, believed to be the subjects of a parental abduction, who have been missing since Nov. 21.
Sgt. Pat Brooks said Kathryn Ann Moore, 44, of Wellington, was scheduled to appear in District Court for the child exchange of 5-year-old Patricia Brite Read and 2-year-old William Jesse Moore, to their father Richard Read of Gardnerville who has joint custody of the children.
Moore did not appear in court for this exchange. Attempts to contact her have been unsuccessful and a recent visit to her home has indicated that she has left with the children, Brooks said.
On Wednesday, a nationwide felony warrant of arrest for child concealment was issued for Moore, and the children have been entered into National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database as missing.
Moore is believed to be driving a full size blue 1985 Chevrolet van bearing Nevada plates 270YRY.
She has family in Tomball, Texas; Tuolumne, Calif.; La Pine Ore.; St. Helen’s, Ore.; Portland, Ore.; Vancouver, Wash.; Longview, Wash.; and Concord, N.C.
Brooks said authorities do not believe the children are in danger at this time, therefore report does not meet the requirements of an Amber Alert. Information on the children has been provided to The Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Anyone who has information as to the location of Moore and/or the children is asked to contact local law enforcement agency immediately.