A missing 15-year-old girl from California was found safe in Las Vegas today in the company of a police officer more than twice her age, who was arrested in connection with her abduction.
The teen, Alexis Odisho, is believed to have left with the officer voluntarily, but because of her age, the case is being handled as a child abduction.
The cop, Daniel Boone Morgan, is believed to be in his 30’s and works for the Kiowa Police Department in Oklahoma.
Prior to being found on Thursday, the pair was last seen around noon on Wednesday in Turlock, California.
Wednesday evening, the Turlock Police Department issued a press release, informing the media that Morgan was armed and possibly planning to take the child to Mexico.
But they never mentioned he was a cop.
Police reported that the two were traveling in a 2013 Ford Mustang with Oklahoma or Louisiana license plates and that the abductor was likely aware that law enforcement was looking for him.
Police kept their description vague, describing him as a white male adult, standing approximately 5 feet, 9 inches and weighing approximately 175 pounds.
Odisho does not live in Turlock, but had been in the area visiting relatives. The two were found after an approximately 22-hour long search.
Morgan was hired in April 2015, according to KFOR, but is now on administrative leave for “unknown reasons.”
No other details have been released, including what exactly the officer will be charged with.
We will be updating this story as more information becomes available.