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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
March 7, 2015
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Amber Alert Issued for Child Abduction

Johnson County, IOWA – The Iowa Department of Public Safety (DPS), along with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, has issued an amber alert for a child abduction that was reported around 2:30PM, today.

Authorities are looking for a Kenneth Eugene Johns, 48, who allegedly has abducted a Brianna Christine Elise Crane, 9, from Solon, Iowa.

Kenneth Eugene Johns is described as white male, 6 feet tall, 210 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes, and clean shaven. He was last seen wearing a red hoodie, black hat, blue jeans and gray shoes.  He is believed to possibly be armed and dangerous and driving a 2014 four-door, dark gray Ford Focus with unknown license plates. It is believed he may be in the southeastern Iowa area at this time.

Brianna is described as a white female, 4 feet tall, 85 pounds, with blondish-brown hair, and hazel eyes. She was last seen wearing a plaid coat with a furry hood, blue jeans and black high tops.  She is hearing impaired.

Anyone with any information is asked to call their local law enforcement by dialing 911.  Because Kenneth Eugene Johns is believed to be armed and dangerous, we ask that you do not confront him at all. Please call 911 immediately.

Media contact ONLY: Alex Murphy, Iowa Department of Public Safety PIO, (515) 443-3014

Note: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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