CRITICAL MISSING CHILD
VINCENT D MOORE
AGE: 7 MONTHS
WEIGHT: 14 LBS
ALSO MISSING BLUE/WHITE/BLACK DIAPER BAG
VINCENT WAS LAST SEEN ON JULY 11, 2015, WITH HIS 2-YEAR-OLD BROTHER AND FATHER, GARY MCKENSEY MOORE JR, IN THE 3100 BLOCK OF SOUTH HYDRAULIC STREET.
CRIME STOPPERS IS OFFERING A $2,500.00 REWARD FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO VINCENT’S WHEREABOUTS.
THE FAMILY HAS OFFERED $1,000.00 REWARD.
MISSING SINCE: JULY 11, 2015
MISSING FROM: WICHITA, KANSAS
WICHITA POLICE DEPARTMENT 316-268-4221
CRIME STOPPERS 800-222-TIPS -OR- 316-267-2111
TEXT ‘TIP217’ PLUS TIP TO ‘CRIMES’ (274637)
Vincent Moore’s family holds fundraiser
POSTED: 04:01 PM CDT Sep 05, 2015
Vincent was reported missing July 30.
Police say he had not been seen since July 11 when he was last seen with his father.
Saturday, Vincent’s family held a car wash in hopes to raise more money to help bring Vincent home.
Crime Stoppers is offering a reward up to $2,500 for information leading to the location of Vincent. Vincent’s family is putting up another $1,000 dollars, but family members say they don’t feel like that’s enough.
“We’re keeping faith, we’re keeping hope we know he’s out there, but we just need everybody’s help in the state of Kansas, in the city of Wichita, just come help us.”
The family says they are putting up the amount raised to raise the reward amount.
Family of Vincent Moore doing all possible to find him
Shardaa GrayPublished: August 30, 2015, 4:48 pm Updated: August 31, 2015, 4:42 am
WICHITA, Kansas – It’s been nearly two months since five-month-old Vincent Moore went missing. He was last seen July 11th.
KSN spoke with one of the family members on Sunday, who has been passing out flyers around Wichita encouraging people to report information on Vincent.
Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $2,500, and says no outside funds have been donated to increase the reward amount..
Now, the reward for information about Vincent is up to $3,500 with one family member saying that extra $1,000 was donated from friends of the family with the hope that that additional reward will bring them one step closer to getting Vincent back.
“There’s no other words to describe it,” said Vincent’s uncle, Patrick Smith. “It’s just sickening to think that this is happening.”
It’s hard for Smith knowing his five-month-old nephew Vincent Moore isn’t home safe.
“As a parent, there’s no words to describe going a day without your young one, especially if you just brought them home four or five months ago,” said Smith.
Family members are doing all they can to find baby Vincent, from creating a Facebook page, “Help Us Find Baby Vincent,” to passing out flyers in the community.
“These flyers have been distributed, to my knowledge, throughout the north, east, south and some of the west side of Wichita,” said Smith. “A little bit in Texas.”
Although they’ve gone to all legal extents to bring baby Vincent back, Patrick says it can be emotionally draining.
“One minute you’re… everything’s okay, and the next minute, when you dwell on it, you do go out and actively search. Get tips and things like that of that nature. Then your emotions, It’s on edge,” said Smith.
Patrick Smith hopes for the best, but he knows there could be another outcome.
“There’s one or two options,” said Smith. “Either somebody’s taking care of him right now and we need to find out who and where, or you don’t want to think about the worst case scenario.”
Right now, Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $2,500 If you call their anonymous tip line at 267-2111.
The family has raised $1,000 that they hope to be able to add to the crime stoppers reward amount. But it hasn’t been finalized yet.
They’re asking anyone who has any information about baby Vincent to call police or Crime Stoppers right away
Search for missing baby Vincent Moore has yielded no evidence, police say
By STAN FINGER AND AMY RENEE LEIKER
August 7, 2015
A week since asking for the public’s help in their hunt for 5-month-old Vincent Moore, Wichita police conceded Friday that they have located no physical evidence offering clues to the child’s location.
“Investigators have worked tirelessly in an effort to locate Vincent,” Capt. Jeff Weible said.
They have not been able to locate any family members, friends or Wichita residents who have seen the boy since he was taken by his father from a house near Hydraulic and 31st Street South early on the morning of July 11. Vincent’s father, Gary McKensey Moore Jr., was stopped by Sedgwick County sheriff’s deputies on July 29 and was arrested and booked into jail on unrelated warrants.
The warrants accuse Moore in June of cutting off the GPS bracelet he was required to wear as a condition of his probation in a 2014 battery case involving the boy’s mother, of skipping a visit with his probation officer, and of interfering with the parental custody of a child on July 29.
Moore removed the GPS bracelet at approximately 4:45 a.m. June 9, court documents show. Friday afternoon, prosecutors charged him with one felony count of unlawfully tampering with electronic monitoring equipment, according to Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office spokesman Dan Dillon and Sedgwick County District Court records.
Moore remains in Sedgwick County Jail in lieu of $850,000 bond on probation violations and for failing to show up for a July 7 court hearing.
To date, Moore has not been arrested or charged in connection with the infant’s disappearance. The baby has been missing for four weeks.
Police have said Moore traveled to Texas with Vincent and a 2-year-old son in early June – around the same time he cut off the device.
The 2-year-old was with Moore when he was stopped by deputies on July 29, but Vincent was not.
Investigators have determined that Vincent’s mother has not seen him since early June, when she dropped Vincent and his brother off for visitation, Weible said Friday. She has volunteered for two interviews with police and also volunteered for a polygraph test, “which she has passed,” he said.
Since dropping the two children off for visitation, the mother has made “numerous attempts” to see them, he said, but all of those attempts were denied. Those attempts continued after the last reported sighting of baby Vincent on July 11.
Law enforcement officials searched a wooded area near K-15 and 55th Street South for several hours Monday in response to a tip, but authorities said no evidence linked to Vincent was found.
Sedgwick County District Court records show a history of violence between Moore and the infant’s mother, as well as documents outlining the mother’s concerns over her children’s welfare when they are in Moore’s presence.
The day after suffering a beating and choking at Moore’s hands – an act that resulted in three misdemeanor battery convictions in October – Michelle Mendez petitioned the court for a protective order, saying Moore becomes “rougher than he intends to (with the kids) when he is angry and they misbehave.”
“He has never injured either of them, but if he doesn’t get help, it is only a matter of time before he hits them harder than he means to,” Mendez wrote in the June 6, 2014, request.
She echoed the worry in a second petition for a protective order filed June 18, about two weeks after the baby and his 2-year-old sibling went with Moore for his visitation.
“He’s never intentionally hurt them,” Mendez wrote, referring to her kids, “but he is rougher than he intends to be when he’s angry. He is abusive towards me every time he gets a chance to see the kids. He uses the children to try to control me.
“Last time he had visitation, he up and left the state, and turn off his phone and took the kids with him. I haven’t seen my babies in almost two weeks.”