Springfield Child Found Safe

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by Shannon Cay


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A one-year-old from Springfield is found safe after allegedly being abducted by his biological father over the Christmas Holiday.

The Springfield Police Department says little Eli Bandurboskiy was found in Brookshire, Texas on Monday afternoon.

The child’s biological 33-year-old Viktor Bandurovskiy has been apprehended and is being held on charges of parental kidnapping, however, Authorities say they will continue investigating before formal charges are pressed.

Missouri police issued the Amber Alert for Eli after investigators pinged Viktor’s cell phone in the Houston area.

Viktor has a history of domestic abuse, drug use and has made threats against the child, according to the Amber Alert. As of report time, it is unknown as to why Viktor left the state with the small boy.