Killeen Police Investigate Possible Kidnapping

Killeen Police are investigating a welfare concern of a female who appeared to be involved in a domestic dispute just before 1:00pm today.

Officers responded to the 1200 block of Missouri Avenue at 12:43pm, today, July 1, 2014, after witnesses told them they observed a struggle between a male and female.  The witnesses advised it appeared that the male forced the female into a silver or gray 2007 Hyundai Elantra bearing Texas license plate CST-6532, and fled the area.  Further reports advised the vehicle was seen in the Lampasas area just before 2:00pm and was occupied by both subjects.

Witnesses told officers that the male, Wesley Bo Shannon possibly forced his wife, Jessyca Lauren Hartzler Shannon into the vehicle and is possibly holding her against her will.

Witness described Wesley Shannon as a 19 year old white male who is approximately 6’0 tall and weighs approximately 140 pounds.  He has brown hair and blue eyes and he has a teardrop tattoo under his left eye.  He was last seen wearing a white shirt and jeans.  Jessyca Hartzler Shannon is a 26 year old white female who is approximately 5’0 tall and weighs approximately 110 pounds.  She has brown hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a black shirt and jeans.

Officers are asking anyone who sees this vehicle or the male and female to contact their local police department to check on the Jessyca’s welfare.

This incident continues to be investigated and information will be released as it becomes available.

Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department


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