Missouri State Police requesting Arkansas Amber Alert activation for 8-year-old girl, 4-year-old boy


SOUTHWEST CITY, Mo. – The Missouri State Highway Patrol has requested activation of an Arkansas Amber Alert. The point of contact for additional information is Lt. Chris Harris who can be contacted by calling (417) 223-4318.

Genesis Padron, 8, and Samuel Padron, 4 have been missing since the morning of July 9, 2020. They are missing from Southwest City, Missouri.

They are suspected to be with a non-custodial parent that assaulted a woman that was watching the children and took them from the residence. The suspect’s mother Betty could also be occupying the car. They are possibly on their way to Mexico. Recent statements made indicate the children are in danger.

Hilda Melendez, 35 is the suspect the children might be with. She is described to be a white, 5’03”, brown hair and brown eyes. They may be traveling in a 2009 Red Ford Flex (SUV) with License plate RA1J1L out of Missouri.

Hilda Melendez, 35

Anyone with information should contact the Missouri State Highway Patrol at (417) 223-4318.

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