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Non-custodial abduction of autistic toddler in Crestview


The Crestview Police Department is seeking immediate assistance of the public in locating 3-year-old Emmanuel Menz, who was abducted from the Burger King located at 3210 South Ferdon Boulevard in Crestview at approximately 11:15 a.m. this morning, during a supervised visit with the Department of Children and families at that location.

Emmanuel's father and mother, Karl R. Menz and Virginia M. Lynch, DO NOT have custodial rights to Emmanuel, and the child is currently in foster care.

Karl Menz and Virginia Lynch, departed from Burger King with Emmanuel driving in an unknown direction of travel and driving an unknown vehicle.

Emmanuel is autistic and may not able to communicate clearly.

Updates will be provided as soon as they are available.

If you have any contact with these suspect, dial 911 immediately or contact the Crestview Police Department:(dispatch) 850-682-2055 or (administrative) 850-682-3544.