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Man found in St. Louis with missing 12-year-old from southwest Missouri

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Police in southwest Missouri say a St. Louis man is being held on one million dollars bond in the kidnapping of a 12-year-old girl Friday. The man is in custody in the St. Louis area.

They say he was found here Saturday with a 12-year-old girl who had been reported missing on Friday in Lawrence County between Springfield and Joplin.

The Highway Patrol says an amber alert was not issued because the girl’s disappearance did not meet the appropriate criteria.