Missing South Carolina toddler last seen in Iowa

Lloyd Doyle
May 18, 2018

Authorities across the county are asking for the public's help in finding a missing 2 year-old child.

Dakota was reportedly abducted by her parents, William and Jessica Ray.

According to Camden, S.C., police, it is possible the parents may be begging or asking strangers for money.

The child and parents were at an Iowa hospital on Monday, according to surveillance images.

The family are believed to be travelling in a 1996 Ford Aerostar van and frequently changing license plates to avoid detection. Police believe they may be in Minnesota. Police did not elaborate on what would bring the girl and her parents more than 1,200 miles from home. They are believed to be sleeping the vehicle.

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children says two-year old Dakota Ray was seen at a doctor's office in Le Mars, Iowa this week.

Jessica is 36 years old. Law enforcement reports that both parents "are believed to be heavy methamphetamine users and law enforcement is concerned for the child's wellbeing", according to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

Surveillance video from Iowa
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Dakota is white with blonde hair and blue eyes.

"Jessica is described as 5'2" tall, 112 lbs. with long, light brown hair and blue eyes.

William is 44 years old.

William Ray, the missing child's father, went missing with the child when the child's uncle dropped him and the child off at a DSS office.

Dakota has been missing since April 15, 2018 from Camden, #SouthCarolina. The parents lost custody of their child through a judge's order. They also say that William is a truck driver by profession.

The Rays were spotted in North Carolina and Kentucky prior to their sighting in Iowa.

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