Four-Year-Old Taken in Parental Kidnapping

Matthew Bivens

Springfield police are asking for the public’s help in the parental kidnapping of 4-year-old Matthew Bivens.

Police say that Rosemary Bivens (pictured top), 37, had been given permission to take Matthew shopping in Springfield. She never brought the child home to the father who has sole physical custody of Matthew.

Police say that Rosemary is homeless and has a track record of past drug use along with no adequate means of being able to care for the child. Rosemary is not believed to have a vehicle but possibly could be trying to get Matthew and herself to California.

Matthew was last seen at 1830 E. Page Street in Springfield wearing black & white tennis shoes, tan pants, a red & blue Spiderman coat along with a red & blue beanie with a ball on top. Matthew is approximately 4 feet tall, 45 mounts with brown hair and green eyes.

Rosemary Bivens is 5 foot 4 inches tall, 190 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair.

Anyone with information about Matthew Bivens’ location is asked to call 911 or the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810.