A northeast Kansas police department is looking for a woman who allegedly abducted her children.

A felony warrant for Custodial Interference was issued for Jeana Foley on Jan. 5, 2023, for allegedly taking her children in Junction City, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children shares online. The children: Rosie, 6, Camden, 5, and Genevieve Peterson, 3, were last seen on Dec. 21, 2022.

Camden and Jeana had birthdays in January, making the boy now 5 years old and Jeana now 29 years old.

QUESTION OF AN AMBER ALERT

An AMBER Alert was not issued for the missing children.

KAKE News contacted the Kansas Bureau of Investigation to see why. Melissa Underwood, communications director for the KBI, said the AMBER Alert team was not contacted by Junction City Police related to issuing an alert for the case.

The JCPD said, aside from a Jan. 11 Facebook post regarding the alleged abduction, the department could not further comment on the case.


Though the KBI doesn’t have specific comment or wants to speculate about this case, Underwood said the U.S. Department of Justice has its guidance for criteria the State of Kansas uses for AMBER Alerts. 

“We do come across many cases where a non-custodial parent takes a child/children in violation of the law, but where they are not expected to harm or endanger the child,” she said. “For these cases the circumstances do not meet ‘there is reason to believe the victim is in imminent danger, of serious bodily injury or death.’”

 


 

 

ROSIE PETERSON

Missing from: Junction City, Kan.

Missing since: Dec. 21, 2022

Age when reported missing: 6

Date of Birth: July 23, 2016

Height then: 3’0’’

Weight then: 45 pounds

Hair: Blonde

Eyes: Blue


 

CAMDEN PETERSON

Missing from: Junction City, Kan.

Missing since: Dec. 21, 2022

Age when reported missing: 4

Date of Birth: Jan. 8, 2018

Height then: 3’0’’

Weight then: 35 pounds

Hair: Brown

Eyes: Blue


 

 

GENEVIEVE PETERSON

Missing from: Junction City, Kan.

Missing since: Dec. 21, 2022

Age when reported missing: 3

Date of Birth: Oct. 3, 2019

Height then: 2’0’’

Weight then: 30 pounds

Hair: Brown

Eyes: Blue


 

 

JEANA LOUISE PETERSON FOLEY

Missing from: Junction City, Kan.

Missing since: Dec. 21, 2022

Age when reported missing: 28

Date of Birth: Jan. 1, 1994

Height then: 5’5’’

Weight then: 140 pounds

Hair: Brown

Eyes: Hazel

Distinguishing marks: Tattoo on chest

 

 


If you have information that could help the case, contact the Junction City Police Department at (785) 762-5912; the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at (800) THE-LOST or anonymously with NCMEC by clicking here; or the Kansas Bureau of Investigation at (785) 296-4017. You can also leave an anonymous tip with the KBI by clicking here.

KAKE News features the story of a missing person or issue every weekday in our morning and evening newscasts. If you have a person you’d like for us to share a story about, please contact Anchor Annette Lawless at [email protected].