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Two McKinney Girls Taken by Grandmother Have been Found Safe


The McKinney Police Department has announced that 9-year-old Jessica Burns and her sister, 6-year-old Jennifer Burns of McKinney, have been located and are safe.  

"McKinney Police Detectives made an arrest tonight in the kidnapping of those two little girls last Thursday that led to an Amber Alert being issued. It has since been canceled," the police department said in a post.

The girls paternal grandmother, 60-year-old Jame Burns, was taken into custody in Richardson. She is facing two felony counts of kidnapping.


The McKinney Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding two young girls who were abducted last night. An Amber Alert has been issued for 9-year-old Jessica Burns and her sister, 6-year-old Jennifer Burns of McKinney.

They are suspected of being taken by 60-year-old Jame Burns, their paternal grandmother.

Burns is believed to be driving a 2009 Black Ford Escape with Texas plates: MTC6093.

The girls were last seen just before six last night at a restaurant near Central Expressway and Virginia Parkway, where they had been having a supervised visit with their non-custodial father, along with CPS, who has temporary custody of the girls.

The CPS worker called the police and when our Officers arrived, the father, Justin Burns (DOB 1-15-89) was taken into custody, as we do believe he was involved in their disappearance. He is in the Collin County Jail and is being held on two counts of Kidnapping, which are felonies.

Jessica is white, 4'10'' tall, and weighs 90 pounds. She has blonde hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing dark-frame glasses, a red long-sleeve shirt with black sleeves, and blue jeans.

Jennifer is white, 4 feet tall, and weighs 60 pounds. She has blonde hair and blue eyes and was last seen wearing purple-framed glasses, a light blue shirt with sparkle designs, and blue jeans.

Burns, who has a criminal record, is driving a black SUV with a scratch on the front, silver door handles, and a black interior.

Detectives are currently working with DPS and the FBI to locate the girls. Anyone with information is asked to please call 972-547-2758.



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