Missing Kansas City girl found in Edmond; mother arrested on abduction complaints

Deputy U.S. Marshal Callen Stephens said Carla Osborne, 52, was arrested Monday in Edmond, Oklahoma, on child abduction complaints after she fled Kansas City, Mo., three years ago with her daughter during a child custody dispute. The girl, 13, was recovered unharmed.
BY BRYAN DEAN bdean@opubco.com Published: September 16, 2013
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A woman who fled Kansas City, Mo., with her daughter during a child custody dispute three years ago was arrested Monday afternoon in Edmond.

The 13-year-old girl was recovered unharmed and is waiting to be reunited with her father, Deputy U.S. Marshal Callen Stephens said.

Carla Osborne, 52, was arrested on complaints of child abduction and interference with child custody. She was booked in the Logan County jail Monday night.

Stephens said Osborne fled Kansas City wither her daughter in 2010 after the girl's father was awarded custody.

“She had a visit, took her daughter and left,” Stephens said. “There has been no contact with the father since then.”

Kansas City police turned the investigation over to the U.S. Marshal's office in August. Stephens said marshals in Kansas City tracked Osborne and the girl to a possible address in Edmond.

Authorities were worried because the two apparently moved around a lot, Stephens said.

“It was indicated that the mother and daughter were homeless at times and staying in various substandard conditions,” Stephens said.

Marshals from the Oklahoma City office, along with the Metro Fugitive Task Force, confirmed the information and arrested Osborne about 3 p.m. at 100 Sahoma Terrace.

Stephens said the girl's father was on his way to Oklahoma City on Monday night to be reunited with her.


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She had a visit, took her daughter and left. There has been no contact with the father since then.”

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