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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

AMBER Alert for Deidre Jeanne Michuda Abducted by Sex Offender MN.

AMBER Alert issued for teen girl, her sex-offender father

An AMBER Alert was issued Monday night for a 14-year-old girl from Inver Grove Heights who reportedly was abducted by her father, a known sex offender.

Deidre Jeanne Michuda was believed to have been abducted by Stephen Michuda, 34, sometime after school late Monday afternoon. Stephen Michuda does not have custody of his daughter and is prohibited from having unsupervised contact with her, authorities said.

Inver Grove Heights police responded to a 6:15 p.m. call to a residence in the 7800 block of Chandler Lane, where the girl lives with her mother and where Stephen Michuda was living temporarily. The girl's mother told police Stephen Michuda had taken his daughter sometime between 2:45 and 3:50 p.m.

Authorities do not know whether the child went willingly with her father or was taken by force. His permanent residence was not known.

Deidre was last seen wearing a dark blue sweatshirt with an embroidered "JMS Marching Band" logo and blue or black jeans, and was carrying a green backpack. She is biracial (white and Asian), about 5 feet 2 inches tall, weighs about 110 pounds, has dark brown eyes and brown hair reaching the middle of her back.

Stephen Michuda drives a green 1998 Chevy Venture minivan, with Minnesota license plates GUB-014. The van has a dent in its driver's-side door, authorities said.

Stephen Michuda is described as white, with blue eyes and brown hair, shaved close to the scalp, and a goatee. He is about 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs 180 pounds and often wears a green U.S. Army jacket.

Anyone with information about the pair's whereabouts is urged to call 911

Under an AMBER Alert, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension releases information about suspected kidnappings of children 17 years old or younger to the news media, law enforcement agencies and businesses.

—Tad Vezner Twin (Link to original article is in the highlighted title)

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