DANVILLE, Va. (WVEC) -- Virginia State Police has issued an Amber Alert for Emma Grace Kennedy.

Police believe the 7-month-old was abducted by 51-year-old Carl Ray Kennedy. Family members and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children confirm Kennedy is Emma's father.

The NC State Bureau of Investigation confirms Kennedy is a registered sex offender who is believed to live in Asheboro, North Carolina. Kennedy had been out of jail on a $250,000 bond for drug distribution.

They were seen leaving a gas station in Danville on Sunday night after Kennedy allegedly assaulted the child's mother. Virginia State Police said Kennedy is armed with a knife.

According to police, there was a possible sighting in the area of Seven Spring, NC around 6:45 p.m. They may possibly be headed to Oak Island, NC.

Actual photos of the vehicle and abduction. Damage can be seen on the driver's front fender and a spare tire is on the passenger rear.
Actual photos of the vehicle and abduction. Damage can be seen on the driver's front fender and a spare tire is on the passenger rear.
Virginia State Police

Investigators said Kennedy and Emma may be in a 2007 gold Suzuki Forenza with North Carolina license tag EKZ-5093 or FAA-1873. The vehicle has a "Johnny's Auto Sales" emblem on the trunk, according to police. They may be heading to North Carolina.

Police said Kennedy also has access to: a burgundy Toyota Camry (no tag number available), blue Jeep Cherokee and a Dodge truck. It is likely Kennedy is using the NC FAA-1873 tags on one or more of these vehicles.

Emma is described as approximately 2-foot-2 and weighs 18 pounds. She has blonde hair and blue eyes. Emma was last seen at the wearing a light blue onesie with dots and a white rabbit on the left leg and a matching headband. She has a small scar on her left cheek.

Carl Ray Kennedy is 5'8" and weighs 170 pounds. He has gray hair, green eyes, and was last seen wearing a brown short sleeve shirt with gray shorts and black and white Sketchers.

Emma Grace Kennedy and Carl Ray Kennedy
Emma Grace Kennedy and Carl Ray Kennedy
Virginia State Police

Kennedy has several distinguishing characteristics, including a crooked left pinky finger, pierced left ear and tattoos on both arms. He has a tattoo of an eye on the back of his right hand. On his left arm, he has a skull tattoo and a wizard tattoo. On his right arm, he has a tattoo of a skull with a bandana over its mouth along with a pitbull tattoo with "American bulldog" written underneath. His left arm is scarred from a work accident and has a scar on his head.

Police believe Emma is in extreme danger.

If you see them, call Danville Police at 434-799-5111, Virginia State Police at 1-800-822-4453 or 911.

WLTX and WCNC contributed to this report

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