Police in this region are on the alert for a missing eight-year-old girl believed kidnapped yesterday by her father in Mercer County, West Virginia. She is Porshia Atwell. Police believe her father, Tracey Lee Atwell, may have killed his wife, tied up his parents and taken their SUV. Police say the stolen vehicle is a 1999 white Jeep Cherokee Laredo with West Virginia plates 6C3202.
Virginia State Police have been informed Tracey Atwell may have ties to the Vinton and Bedford areas, but Sgt. Robert Carpentieri says West Virginia State Police have not specifically indicated what those ties may be.