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Police: 7-year-old Aurora child taken by non-custodial parent found safe

Father had active warrant out for his arrest
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Posted at 4:08 PM, May 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-07 20:47:41-04

Editor's note: Kyla is back home safe, according to the Aurora Police Department. No other details were immediately released.

Our previous story is below.


AURORA, Colo. – Police need your help to find a 7-year-old Aurora girl who was taken by her non-custodial father early Thursday morning.

Kyla, 7, was taken from her mother’s home in the area of Ursula Street and East Colfax Avenue at around 9 a.m. by 55-year-old Lee Ellis White, according to information provided by the Aurora Police Department.

White, who violated an active protection order from a prior incident which did not involve Kyla, now has an active warrant out for his arrest from the Colorado Department of Corrections.

Police say there is no reason to believe Kyla is in danger, but they are actively searching for the child in order to return her to her mother and arrest White for the now active warrant, investigators said.

Kyla is 3-feet, 6-inches tall and weighs 80 pounds. She was last seen wearing a purple shirt and purple shorts.

White is 5-feet, 11-inches tall and weighs 203 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark-colored shirt, blue jeans and a black backpack.

The man reportedly left with his daughter on foot and is "not associated with any vehicles," according to police.

You are asked to call 911 if you see either of them, or know where they might be.