Amber Alert Cancelled After Child Recovered Safely

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation has cancelled the Amber Alert for Layla Rae Munholland after she was found safely. No further information is available at this time.


The Kansas Bureau of Investigation issued an Amber Alert for Layla Rae Munholland, 3 years old, of Van Buren, Arkansas. She is a white female with blonde hair and blue/green eyes.

She was last seen between 1:00-5:00 a.m. July 15th at her home in Van Buren.

Chelsea Munholland
Chelsea Munholland

Suspects are Chelsea Munholland, a white female 24 years of age. She has blonde hair. The second suspect is Herbert Allen Thomas who is 30 years old.

They are believed to be driving a 2006 gray Toyota Corolla with sunroof. The car has an Arkansas license plate, 245 USV.

At 4:36 p.m., the KBI released that recent debit card activities indicates they traveled through Stilwell, Oklahoma at 3:30 a.m. They were last seen in Westville, Oklahoma.

2006 Toyota Corolla
2006 Toyota Corolla

At 4:49 p.m., the KBI released that information obtained from a hotel indicates the suspects may be headed to Royal Gorge, Colorado. The vehicle may be in western Kansas.

If you have any information, please dial 911 or call 1-800-KS-CRIME.

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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.