FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dec. 25, 2017 -- Viktor and Eli Bandurovskiy were located by police at approximately 12:45 p.m. today in Brookshire, Tex. Viktor was arrested for the warrant that was issued for him yesterday for parental kidnapping. Eli is safe and unharmed. We, along with Texas authorities, are continuing our investigation and cannot speculate on possible charges at this time. We appreciate the concern and assistance provided by law enforcement agencies and thousands of citizens in Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas and beyond.
Dec. 24, 2017 -- The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missing and endangered child and is asking for the public’s assistance. Eli Bandurovskiy, 1, was taken by his father, Viktor Bandurovskiy, and through the investigation police have learned that he may harm the child. It is possible that they could be en route to Houston, Tex.
Viktor Bandurovskiy is driving a white 2008 Scion TC bearing Arkansas plate 940MNT. He is 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs 150 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black button-up shirt and dark blue jeans. Eli in two feet tall, weighs 32 pounds and has blonde hair and hazel eyes. He was last seen wearing gray and blue striped pajama bottoms, a gray undershirt, a thick navy cardigan with two horizontal red stripes and large buttons and blue and lime green tennis shoes. Eli also had a change of clothes which included a gray Christmas sweatshirt, a blue shirt with an unknown graphic and black skinny jeans.
Anyone with information regarding Bandurovskiy's whereabouts is asked to call 911 or the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810.
stock photo of car similar to suspect car
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Media Contact: Lisa Cox, Public Affairs Officer
Release authorized by: Sgt. Chad Hampton