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KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) - A child-abduction alert was issued on Tuesday in St. Louis for a 5-year-old boy who police said was on a waiting list for a heart transplant and is believed to have been taken by his father.
Porter Stone was reported missing from Children's Hospital at 4:20 p.m. local time after his father, with whom he left, called the boy's mother to tell her "he was taking his son," said officer Sherri Bruns of the St. Louis Police Department.
The couple reportedly has been embroiled in a custody dispute over the boy, she said
The boy was carrying a backpack with a medical intravenous pump and medication that will last 48 hours, Bruns said. He was at the hospital awaiting a transplant, she said, adding, "He is next on the list."
Originally posted by BrittanyLea
This made my heart sink. How people can be so selfish when it comes their own children I will never know.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- KSDK reports 5-year-old Porter Stone has been found safe in the Chicago area. An amber alert was issued Tuesday after police say the boy was taken from the St. Louis Children's Hospital by his father.