3-year-old girl found safe, authorities say, after stranger abduction reported


UPDATED at 2:01 p.m.: The toddler was located and is safe, law enforcement officers said at 2:01 p.m. Officials offered no details about how she was found.



A 3-year-old girl was abducted by strangers in Douglas County, officials said.

Douglas County Sheriff’s officials said Tuesday Ryklin Monroe Anderson, 3, was abducted “by an unknown male and female” from a home in Oakland at 11:19 a.m.

Deputies said they are searching for a silver Toyota Corolla with tinted windows and a sticker with the shape of the state of Oregon on the back window.

The vehicle, officials said, is missing a front license plate but has an Oregon license plate on the back.

Officials consider the man and women armed and dangerous, they said in a media release, and asked anyone who may see the vehicle to call 9-1-1 and not to “attempt contact.”

The toddler was last seen wearing a yellow shirt and denim leggings. She is approximately 3 feet tall and has blond hair and blue eyes.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

— Andrew Theen




Visit subscription.oregonlive.com/newsletters to get Oregonian/OregonLive journalism delivered to your email inbox.