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Police: Girl abducted while walking near Mo. home

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - Police in three states are searching for a 10-year-old girl who was abducted Tuesday evening while walking near her home in southwest Missouri.

Alerts have been issued in Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma for Hailey Owens, who police say was abducted in Springfield, about 160 miles south of Kansas City.

Witnesses told investigators that a white man in a gold-colored 2008 Ford Ranger pickup drove up and down the street several times before approaching Hailey and pulling her into his truck.

Neighbor Carlos Edwards tells the Springfield News-Leader he ran after the truck after seeing the abduction, as his wife tried to get the license plate number and call 911.

Hailey is 5-foot-2, about 90 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was wearing jean shorts and purple sandals.