UPDATE: Officers have located the individual involved in the incident. At this time, they are working to determine whether or not it was an attempted abduction.
FIRST: On 2-5-13 the Joplin Police Department received a report of a suspicious vehicle around Royal Heights Elementary School via Facebook. The Investigations Bureau began following up on the incident.
The report indicated that a male had driven up to the fence outside the school and tried to coax a student into an unknown make and model, orange truck.
Detectives contacted the family of the 9 year old girl and school officials in order to try to piece together the events. Detectives continue working with school officials to investigate the case and track down the suspect.
White Male unknown age
Short brown curly hair
Scar or burn on his face and tattoos on both forearms
Wearing blue jeans and tennis shoes
Driving an orange truck (unknown make and model).