Amber Alert for SWMO six-month-old

Anastasia McDaniel


The Amber Alert for six-month-old Mitchell Farris has been cancelled. Farris was found safe in Miami, Florida, and the suspects are in custody.


Police in far southwest Missouri have issued an Amber Alert for a 6-month-old boy missing for more than a week.

The Anderson Police Department issued the alert Friday evening for Mitchell Farris, who has been missing since Jan. 2 from an apartment in the McDonald County town.

The alert identified two adults being sought as 34-year-old Preston Farris, described as a 5-foot-10 white male weighing 230 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes; and 30-year-old Anastasia McDaniel, a 5-foot-8, blue-eyed white female weighing 172 pounds.

The alert did not describe the relationship, if any, between baby Mitchell Farris and Preston Farris, and a call to police was not immediately returned.

The alert said the adults may be driving a red 2004 Ford Freestar with the Missouri license plate UH7D2R.

Anyone seeing the victim, suspect or vehicle or anyone having any information related to the abduction should immediately dial 911 to contact the nearest law enforcement agency, or call the Anderson Police Department at (417) 845-2681.