Amber alert issued for missing 8-year-old

Posted at 6:58 PM, Apr 13, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-13 22:10:18-04

MERCER COUNTY, WV (WTVR) – An amber alert has been issued for an 8-year-old girl from West Virginia.

Police believe the father of Porshe Atwell kidnapped her after killing her mother and tying up her grandparents in Mercer County, Thursday afternoon.

The suspect Tracey Lee Atwell has connections to Virginia, so police in the state are looking for the pair.

Police said Atwell may be driving a car he stole from his parents.  It’s a white Jeep Cherokee Laredo with West Virginia license plate 6C3202.

Call 911 if you see Porshe or Tracey Lee Atwell.