Non-Custodial Dad Hitchhikes To Visit Daughter, Then Both Disappear

Missouri police have issued an endangered person advisory for an 8-year-old girl they believe was abducted Saturday evening.

Dakota Sky Autumn Leigh is described as Native American, 5 feet tall, 68 pounds, with brown hair and eyes, a medium complexion, a birthmark on her left eye, and a scar on her upper lip. She was last seen wearing a pink coat, gray shirt, dark pants, and black and neon Nike shoes.

Jefferson City police believe that she is with her non-custodial father, Gilbert John Leigh, 59, KOMU reported. Leigh is described as 5 feet 11 inches, 200 pounds, black and gray hair, brown eyes, and medium complexion. He was last seen wearing a black Harley Davidson leather coat and a black USA shirt.

The two were last seen at a hotel Saturday night. Police said there were no signs of a struggle in the hotel room or any signs that they were there for a lengthy period of time.

They also said that the father hitchhiked from Montana to visit, but neither could be found Sunday morning.

Anyone with information should call 911 or the Jefferson City Police Department at 573-634-6400.

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[Featured image: Dakota Sky Autumn Leigh and Gilbert Leigh/Jefferson City Police Department]