Police are now saying no charges will be filed in what was first considered a stranger danger case.
A man matching the description given by a witness came to the Cameron Police Station on Friday just after 6:30 p.m. and told police he thought he and his grandson were the two described in area newscasts. The man was interviewed by investigators and police said the case has been resolved and no charges will be filed.
A man used a small boy to attempt to lure other children into his vehicle, according to Cameron police.
The North Missouri Police Department was asking for the public's help identifying the man.
The incident occurred at Recreation Park, 221 Seminary St., just after 8 p.m. Thursday.
"The suspect was accompanied by a small boy, possibly 4 to 5 years in age, who was observed speaking with other children with the park," according to the news release. "The suspect appeared to use the boy to entice other children towards (sic) the male's vehicle. The small boy referred to the suspect as 'grandpa.'"
Cameron Police Department Officer Erin Chubick provided additional details.
"The boy was saying grandpa had a surprise for the young child in the car and wanted the child to come back to grandpa in the car," Chubick said.
The little girl's mother posted about the horrifying ordeal on a social media website and word quickly spread in the small town.
The man and the boy left northbound on Park Avenue. The vehicle was described as a newer style silver sedan, either an Oldsmobile or Buick LeSabre.
"The suspect was last seen wearing either an orange or bright red T-shirt and blue jeans," according to the news release.
The child had blond hair and a skinny build. He was wearing a hunter green shirt with a design on the front and either green or camouflage style shorts.
The park is just a few hundred yards from an elementary and middle school. Many children live in the nearby neighborhood and use the park. Parents using the park are now keeping a closer eye on their children.
"We are investigating it as a possible child abduction," Chubick said. "The mother and the child described it that way. So that's the way we're going to work the investigation."
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