An urgent Amber Alert has been issued for a missing juvenile in Princeton, Kentucky, as the Kentucky State Police delve into the tragic death of the child’s mother. According to a LEAP notification and Kentucky State Police Post 2, Lela Black, a 5-year-old, is believed to be with her biological father, Byron Black, who is now wanted for the alleged murder of Lela’s mother, Kelly Black.
On Sunday at 8:40 a.m., the Kentucky State Police responded to Kelly’s residence, where a grim discovery was made – she had been shot in the back of the head. As investigators piece together the details, an intense search for Lela and her father is underway.
Description of Lela and Byron:
Lela Black is a 5-year-old with brown hair and brown eyes, standing at 3 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 40 pounds. Byron Black, the biological father and suspect, is described as having brown hair and brown eyes, standing at 6 feet tall, and weighing 180 pounds.
Suspect’s Vehicle Information:
Law enforcement authorities believe Byron Black is on the run in a 1996 White Silverado with a California license plate, bearing the number 5J83779. The vehicle’s hood is reported to have peeling paint. Authorities caution the public that Byron is suspected to be armed and dangerous.
As this heart-wrenching investigation unfolds, the priority remains finding Lela Black and ensuring her safe return.
Note: This information is subject to updates as the investigation progresses.