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UPDATE: AMBER Alert suspects could face criminal charges

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Authorities say criminal charges against two children reported missing as part of an AMBER Alert are possible.

In a joint press release from the Clay County Sheriff's Office, the Iowa Department of Public Safety (DPS), and the Iowa Division of Criminal 

Investigation (DCI), the investigation is continuing after they believed the two from Everly were in danger.

14 local and state agencies worked together to gather information as quickly as possible, leading to their location, unharmed in Cherokee County at approximately 3:20 p.m. Both are currently being held for their safety.

Criminal charges are pending upon completion of the investigation.


An AMBER Alert for two children in western Iowa has been canceled.

Both have been found safe in Cherokee County, according to the Spencer Police Department.



An AMBER Alert has been issued for two children.

Police are searching 12-year-old Bayli Rian Jordan of Everly.

She is 5-foot-5-inches tall, weighs 130 pounds and has blonde hair and blue eyes. Jordan has a scar on her chin, and nose piercing on the left side.

Authorities believe she was abducted by Jamie Patrick Panko, 16. Panko is a white male, 5-foot-10-inches tall. He has black hair and blue eyes, and scars on his right arm.

The search is centered in Clay County.

Police are searching for a blue Dodge Neon, license plate CEC 862. If you see the vehicle, call police.

KWWL will bring you more information as this situation develops.
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