Update on 2 Young Girls Abducted by ‘Armed and Dangerous’ Suspect in California

May 05, 2018May 05, 2018

On Saturday afternoon, May 5th, an AMBER ALERT was issued in Los Angeles, California and surrounding cities after two young girls were abducted from the area. Kayleigh Gaines, 7, and Madison Gaines, 5, were initially taken from LA, but the alert was also effective in Orange and San Diego counties.

The sisters were described as black females with black hair and brown eyes. The older child is 4’5” and weighs about 67 pounds; she was last seen wearing a blue top, black tights, and purple Crocs.

The younger child is a few inches shorter than her sister, but weighs roughly the same; she was last seen wearing a red shirt with three cats on it, blue tights, and pink Crocs. Photos of the children were not released.

The two were reportedly abducted by their biological father, 29-year-old Anthony Lee Gaines Jr., according to Missingkids.org. He was described as a 6’3” 155-pound black male and was last seen in an all-black outfit with gold shoes.

His vehicle was believed to be a 2014 black dodge challenger with purple racing stripes. It had a California license plate with the number 7WKZ957.


The suspect was considered “armed and dangerous.” Fortunately, the children were found safe at a relative’s home, reported ABC7.

The girls’ mother became concerned after she was unable to find her children or reach their father. However, the man reportedly called authorities himself after hearing about the AMBER ALERT.


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