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Lili High Missing: Missouri girl reportedly still missing after kidnapping suspect taken into custody

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Lili High
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(CBS) - A kidnapping suspect was taken into custody early Monday but authorities still haven't found the missing 5-year-old girl the woman allegedy took from a Missouri home, CBS affiliate KCTV reports.

Police said 38-year-old Tammi Lampkins, who is also known as Tammi Kelly, called authorities after she saw herself on television and turned herself in, the station reports. But the abducted child wasn't with the woman, and investigators said they didn't know where the girl was Monday morning.

Authorities believe Lili High was taken from her father's Gladstone home Sunday evening. Lili's father told police that Lampkins stopped by his house and left with Lili when he briefly stepped out of the room.

Lampkins is a friend of the girl's mother, according to KCTV. Investigators are talking to Lampkins to see if she knows where the girl is located.

The station reports that according to Lili's family, the little girl's mother, Christina Willbanks, has been estranged from the family for a while. Lili's father has sole custody.

Police are trying to locate the mother, who hasn't been in contact with them since Sunday night, according to the station.

Lili was wearing gray and red spandex pants, a yellow T-shirt and no shoes. She is missing her four front teeth. Anyone with information regarding her disappearance is urged to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

  • Roomie Huh

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