Police investigate possible child kidnapping in Salt Lake City


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SALT LAKE CITY -- Salt Lake police officers went door to door Saturday afternoon investigating a possible child abduction.

Police say they got a call from someone claiming several children saw a young boy get kidnapped. However, as of late Saturday afternoon, no one seems to know who that child is or if a kidnapping actually happened.


Everybody's kids are accounted for, but we'll continue to check through the neighborhood just to see if anyone's missing their child.

–Sgt. Robin Snyder


Police say the kids noticed a dark van pull up next to the boy near 1300 West and 900 North around 2:20 p.m. They say the people inside asked him if he wanted some toys and the boy got in.

So far though, police haven't found anything to lead them to believe a kidnapping actually took place.

"Everybody's kids are accounted for, but we'll continue to check through the neighborhood just to see if anyone's missing their child," said Sgt. Robin Snyder with Salt Lake police. "We haven't received any phone calls of any kids that are missing."

Police say the boy could have been getting in a van with relatives, but they don't know anything for sure.

The boy is described as being 6 or 7 years of age, with black hair and wearing a red hat. Police are asking anyone who may be missing a child or who saw anything suspicious to give them a call at 801-799-3000.

Stay tuned to KSL.com, KSL Newsradio 102.7FM/1160AM and KSL TV for the latest updates.

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