Endangered Person Advisory Issued in Missouri For 6-Year-Old Boy
The Jefferson City Police Department has issued an Endangered Person Advisory for a missing person incident that occurred at 1306 West High Street Jefferson City, MO on 12/21/2013.
Markell X. Beasley a black, male, age 6
Possible suspects or associates are believed to be:
Demitrius Beasley, a black, male, age 40, hgt 5'11, 200 lbs, black hair, brown eyes
The endangered missing person:
Markell X. Beasley, is a black, male, age 6, hgt 51 in, 52 lbs, black hair, brown eyes, wearing orange hat, grey and orange coat, blue shirt, and blue jeans .
Brief circumstances regarding the Endangered Missing Person incident: On 12-21-13 at approximately 4:30 pm the victim’s mother Michelle Gelling allowed the victim, Markell Beasley, to travel to St. Louis from Jefferson City with family members of the suspect for a Christmas gathering. The family members transported the victim to St. Louis and then released him to the custody of the suspect Demitrius Beasley. Although the child was partially raised by Gelling and the suspect, the suspect has no legal rights to the child and is not the biological father of the victim. Demitrius and Gelling have exchanged a series of text messages and phone calls. It's alleged that during the phone calls, Demitrius made threats to Gelling that the child would not be returned to her and made threats to others trying to take the child from him. Upon further investigation, there is no indication that there was a Christmas gathering in St. Louis and the intention was to give the child to the suspect.
Anyone seeing the missing person, suspect, associate, or vehicle, or anyone having any information related to the endangered missing person should immediately dial 911 to contact the nearest law enforcement agency or call the Jefferson City Police Department at 573-634-6351.