UPDATE: Child Recovered Safely After Amber Alert Issued

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The child has been recovered safely and the two suspects are in-custody in Kansas City, Kansas.


Amber Alert Notice


Jace Brunt

Name: Jace Brunt
Height: feet inches
Hair Color: Light Brown
Eye Color:
Age: 2 years 1 month
Gender: Male
Description: Child has short fuzzy hair with a pony tail on top. Was wearing pajama pants and a dark t-shirt or tank top and no shoes.
Last Seen: going south from 1730 S. 35th Street, Kansas City, KS

Name: Joshua Andrew Brunt
Height: 6 feet 1 inches
Hair Color:
Eye Color:
Age: 25 years
Gender: Male
Description: Muscular build wearing red shorts and a tank top. Tattoos on arms and neck. (NOTE: the vehicle in the second picture is not the vehicle from the abduction)
Name: Jasmine Brunt (Redmond)
Height: 5 feet 8 inches
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color:
Age: 24 years
Gender: Female
Description: Wears long braids in a pony tail, with slender build. Last seen wearing black spaghetti strap tank top, green basketball shorts.

Make: Dodge
Model: Charger
Color: White
Year: Newer style
Description: White newer style dodge charger, with damage on the rear end damage / rear driver side

Latest Information:
2017-08-04 15:30:29.703: On 08-04-2017, at approximately 3:11pm, the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office provided the following information to the KBI:

At approximately 12:53pm, Jace Bryant was forcibly taken from his biological mother by his non-custodial father. The father allegedly used a firearm to force compliance and the girlfriend allegedly used mace / OC spray during the event. The violent actions at the scene indicate that Jace is in imminent danger. The suspect left the 1700 of block of S. 35th Street, Kansas City, Kansas, heading south in the listed vehicle

Call 911 immediately if you have seen the missing child, suspect, or suspect’s vehicle. If you have other information on a missing child, call 911, or the Kansas City, Kansas Police Dispatch at 913-596-3000.

Please call 911 or the KBI at 1-800-KS-CRIME.
Please visit http://www.ksamber.org for more information

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.