Police still searching for missing Goldsboro teen
Posted September 14, 2012
Goldsboro, N.C. — Authorities on Friday released a more detailed description of a car used in the abduction of a Goldsboro teenager missing since Sunday night.
The statewide Amber Alert for Kennedy Fitzgerald McLaurin Jr., 16, was revised to include the information about the vehicle – a 1990s blue-gray, four-door Oldsmobile with faded paint.
Investigators said McLaurin was kidnapped from the 700 block of Bain Street in the Woodcrest Housing Community and forced into the car by three or four black males.
McLaurin stands about 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs about 135 pounds. He has black hair, brown eyes, pierced ears and a tattoo of the initial K on his left hand.
Police said McLaurin, a junior at Goldsboro High School who also goes by the nickname "Little Ken," was last seen around 1 p.m. Sunday.
His mother, Kimberly Best, said she reported him missing Monday after becoming concerned when he didn't come home Sunday night. After hearing rumors that he had been abducted, she called police.
McLaurin's father, Ken McLaurin Sr., said he has no idea to whom the car belongs and is frustrated because he believes someone knows something about the abduction but isn't telling police.
"Whoever took my son, bring him back home, release him, or give a tip where he's at," he said. "His family is going through a lot, and it's hurting. It hurts really bad."
Anyone with information about McLaurin's disappearance can call a 24-hour tip line at 919-580-4243.
They can also call 911, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol at *HP, the Goldsboro Police Department at 919-705-6572 or Crime Stoppers at 919-735-2255.