6-year-old out of Chanute, KS discovered secure, father in custody

August 11, 2021 3:53 PM

Posted: August 11, 2021 3:53 PM

Updated: August 11, 2021 5:06 PM

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8/11/2021 4:55 PM: At 4:45 pm, Agents with the KBI and local law enforcement confirmed the suspect is in custody and the child was located safely. Law enforcement conducted a manhunt and with the information provided by the residents of Fall River, they located the child safely and arrested the suspect.

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CHANUTE, Kan. – Authorities issue an Amber Alert for 6-year-old Nina R. Senkbeil who was taken from Santa Fe Park in Chanute, KS.  Authorities believe she could be in imminent danger. Nina and her father, Jacob Senkbeil, were last seen in Fall River, Kansas.

Nina was last seen wearing a shite Tweetie bird shirt with a pink design, Nike shorts and white in color, Nike shoes that are pink and black.

The Chanute Police Department states that around 10:30 a.m., Nina was taken by her father, Jacob Senkbeil, from Santa Fe Park in Chanute. She was with her father at a supervised visitation when they disappeared in an unknown direcion.

A few hours later, at 12:15 p.m., the two were seen at 17515 Oak Wood Lane in Fall River, KS. That’s where the father made comments to a witness that makes Law Enforcement now believe the child is in imminent danger. The suspect left with the child in an unknown direction in a black 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee KS license plate 852FGX.

Around 4:00 p.m., authorities say they found the Jeep Cherokee – with no one inside – in Fall River, Kansas.

Nina and Jacob Senkbeil are still missing.

Call 911 immediately if you have seen a missing child, or suspect. If you have other information on a missing child call 911 or the Kansas Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-KS-CRIME.

Amber Alert Link for updated information.


The Amber Alert lists 32-year-old Jacob Senkbeil as a suspect.

  • Description: last seen wearing Green shirt, Pants: blue jeans, Hat: blue and orange ball cap


The Amber Alert lists a 2004 Black Jeep Cherokee with the license plate 852FGX.

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