Suspect in double homicide who allegedly abducted daughters found: Authorities

MEREDITH DELISO
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Authorities said they have detained a suspect in the double homicide of two boys who also allegedly abducted his two young daughters, bringing an hourslong search to an end.

Sheriff's deputies responding to a 911 call from a resident on Hillside Road in Leavenworth County, Kansas, shortly after 1 p.m. local time Saturday discovered two dead boys at the residence, according to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. Two girls were also missing from the home, authorities said.

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The Kansas Bureau of Investigation issued an Amber Alert Saturday afternoon for the two missing girls, identified as Nora Jackson, 7, and Aven Jackson, 3.

Their father, Donny Jackson, 40, was a suspect in the homicides and the abduction, officials said.

PHOTO: Donny Jackson, 40, is being sought for the abduction of his two young daughters after two boys were found murdered at their home. (Kansas Highway Patrol)
PHOTO: Donny Jackson, 40, is being sought for the abduction of his two young daughters after two boys were found murdered at their home. (Kansas Highway Patrol)

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol found Jackson's car near Erick, Oklahoma, almost 500 miles southwest of Leavenworth County, shortly before 7 p.m. local time, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation said. The suspect was detained and the children were safely recovered, authorities said. No additional details were provided.

Jackson was stopped near the Oklahoma border earlier in the day, authorities said. The Kansas Highway Patrol made the unrelated stop at approximately 12:35 p.m. local time, and the abducted children were in the vehicle, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation said. The car stop came before the crime scene was discovered or the Amber Alert was issued.

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Additional Amber Alerts that were issued in Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas have now ended.

It is unclear what time the alleged abduction and homicides occurred, authorities said, as the 911 call was made by an adult who discovered the homicide scene.

It also is unclear what connection Jackson has to the male victims.

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