Missing Child Found Safe

Springfield Police report that 4-year-old Matthew Bivens was found safe Wednesday morning in Joplin.

Employees of the Greyhound bus station in Joplin contacted local police after they identified Matthew and his mother Rosemary from photos.

Police say Matthew appeared to be in good health but was taken to be evaluated by medical professionals. The Department of Social Services then took charge of him until they can make contact with his father who has sole physical custody of Matthew.

Rosemary Bivens was taken into custody and has a $10,000 bond for a Greene County warrant.

Original story: Four Year Old Taken in Parental Kidnapping