BREAKING: Missing Infant Found Alive; Suspect In Custody

UPDATE: Fairbury Police confirm that the missing infant was found safely this evening. The suspect is in custody.

Jaxon Smetter
Jaxon Smetter

A child has been abducted from Fairbury in/near SE Nebraska. The Fairbury Police Department is looking for a child who was last seen at 916 6th Street, Fairbury and is believed to be in danger. The child’s name is Jaxon Smetter.

Earnest Howard
Earnest Howard

He is a 2 month old male, with no, Blonde hair and was last seen wearing grey shirt “I wake up Awesome”, black striped pants.

The child may be in the company of Earnest Howard, 35 year old bald white male. They may be traveling in a Brown Kia Rondo, NE TEF 590 that was last seen heading unknown direstion.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Jaxon Smetter, please call 911 or contact Fairbury Police Department at 402-729-3355 immediately.

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. six radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on over 70 radio stations across 12 Midwest states and growing.