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Blue Springs girl, 12, found safe after Amber alert, and two men are in custody

Jason A. Dela Cruz (left) and William L. Dela Cruz
Jason A. Dela Cruz (left) and William L. Dela Cruz

A missing Blue Springs girl was found safe on Sunday after police issued an Amber alert, and a man was taken into custody by Wentzville, Mo., police.

The Blue Springs Police Department issued an Amber Alert Sunday morning after the possible abduction of 12-year-old Apple S. Briscoe on Saturday night at 2514 N.W. Sixth Street in Blue Springs.

Police say Apple met William L. Dela Cruz, 22, online and was last seen getting into a vehicle with him. Police believe he was with his brother, Jason A. Dela Cruz, 24.

“We do have a missing 12-year-old girl that we believe is in the presence, allegedly, of two brothers — the Dela Cruz brothers, who are from Maryland,” said Blue Springs Deputy Police Chief Robert Muenz. “We feel that she’s in danger and should be brought home to her family.”

William L. Dela Cruz was taken into custody. Jason A. Dela Cruz was found in Columbus, Ohio, and turned himself in, Jennifer Dachenhausen, a public information officer for the Blue Springs Police Department, wrote in an email Sunday night.

If you have any information, please call 911 or the Blue Springs Police Department at 816-228-0151 or 816-228-0100.

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