ST. LOUIS (WTHR) - Police are searching for an Oklahoma couple that is on the run after one child was found dead, three critically injured and another child missing.
The Altus (Okla.) Police Department and St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department's US Marshals Task Force issued the bulletin Tuesday evening for 27-year-old Hakim Mustafa Moore and 29-year-old Robin Alexander.
Police say a "failure to appear" warrant was issued for both Moore and Alexander, who were facing charges of child abuse, child neglect and enabling child neglect in Jackson County, Oklahoma. Police in that county learned the suspects had fled to St. Louis to avoid capture.
The couple has five children in common. Three children are in the custody of the state after they were found in Oklahoma in critical condition. The fourth child was found deceased and a fifth child, who police say was born in a hotel room and has no documentation, has not been located.
Police in both Oklahoma and Missouri are asking for the public's help locating Moore and Alexander so they can be brought to justice and to determine if the couple's fifth child is healthy and alive.
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St. Louis police shared photos of the couple on Facebook, noting their appearance may have changed in the five years since the photos were taken.
Anyone with information about Moore and Alexander is asked to call 911 or Crime Stoppers at 866-371-TIPS.