Authorities in Benton County issued an Endangered Person Advisory over the weekend for a 4-year-old boy who is believed to be with a non-custodial parent who allegedly took him from his home in Warsaw.

According to an Endangered Person Advisory, 36-year-old Julie Darnell entered the home of the child's custodial grandparents, took him, and left the residence around 3 a.m. on July 29. Authorities say Darnell is bipolar, with drug-induced schizophrenia, and is believed to be using methamphetamines.

The missing boy, 4-year-old Grayson T. Darnell, is described as a white male, 3'1", 60 pounds, brown hair, brown eyes, with a surgical scar on his lip, wearing a light gray and black Star Wars hooded sweatshirt and blue and green plaid shorts.

Authorities say the pair may be traveling in a red 2006 Buick Lucerne bearing Missouri plates MR7U6E. The vehicle was last seen at 112 West Gold Street in Warsaw.

Anyone that sees the missing child, the suspect, or has information related to the case, is asked to immediately call 911, or contact the Benton County Sheriff's Department at 660-438-9555.

Missouri State Highway Patrol

EMPHASIS:  Endangered Person Advisory

State of Missouri Endangered Person Advisory

The Benton County Sheriff's Department has issued an Endangered Person Advisory for a missing person incident that occurred at 112 West Gold Street, Warsaw, MO at 3:00 a.m. on July 29, 2018.

Missing Is:

Grayson T. Darnell, a white male, age 4

Vehicle Information: 

Red 2006 Buick Lucerne bearing MO, MR7U6E last seen at 112 West Gold Street, Warsaw, MO with an unknown direction of travel.

Possible suspects or associates are believed to be:

Julie M. Darnell, a white female, age 36, height 5 feet 2 inches, 125 pounds, brown hair, hazel eyes.

The endangered missing person:

Grayson T. Darnell, is a white male, age 4, height 3 feet 1 inch, 60 pounds, brown hair, brown eyes, with a surgical scar on his lip, wearing a light gray and black Star Wars hooded sweatshirt and blue and green plaid shorts.

Brief circumstances regarding the Endangered Missing Person incident:

Suspect is a non-custodial parent. She entered the home of the custodial grandparents, took the child, and left the residence. Suspect is bipolar, with drug-induced schizophrenia. Suspect is believed to be using methamphetamines.

Anyone seeing the missing person, suspect, associate, or vehicle, or anyone having any information related to the endangered missing person should immediately dial 911 to contact the nearest law enforcement agency or call the Benton County Sheriff's Department at 660-438-9555.