Public's help sought to locate missing child

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               Missing South Carolina toddler may be in Minnesota        Dakota Ray 2 was last seen in Camden South Carolina

NEWS Missing South Carolina toddler may be in Minnesota Dakota Ray 2 was last seen in Camden South Carolina

Parents who fled SC with their 2½-year-old daughter and who police say are addicted to methamphetamine have slipped into Minnesota after a month on the run, authorities said Thursday.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and Camden, South Carolina, police are asking for the public's help in finding Dakota Ray.

The child and her parents were captured in surveillance images on Monday, May 14 at a hospital in Iowa.

They are believed to be traveling in a beige 1996 Ford Aerostar.

Dakota was removed from her parents' care for safety reasons and authorities have been unable to locate them, according to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. The child and companions are also believed to be sleeping in their vehicle.

Law enforcement say they are concerned for the child's wellbeing since William Ray and Jessica Ray are believed to be heavy methamphetamine users. She is 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 112 pounds, He has long light brown hair and blue eyes.

Dakota Ray is two years old.

Jessica Ray is 36 years old.

William is 44 years old.

Dakota is white with blonde hair and blue eyes.

Jessica and William Ray were given the girl on April 15 by a relative who has protective custody.

Jessica (left) and William (right) Ray allegedly kidnapped their two-year-old daughter a month ago and are still on the run.

On April 17, William Ray was spotted inside a North Carolina gas station.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts should call 911 or contact Camden, S.C., police at 803-425-6025 or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678).

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