Police: Amber Alert Suspects May Go Through Kentucky

HARDEMAN COUNTY, TENN. -- The Hardeman County, Tennessee Sheriff's Department has issued an Amber Alert following the apparent abduction of a three-year-old white female allegedly by her non-custodial grandmothers.

A KSP news release states the alleged abductors and their granddaughter may be headed to Columbus, Ohio in a maroon or red van with Ohio registration - EER-6912.

Police have identified the three-year old as Sadie Mae Ventresco. She is described as having brown hair, brown eyes, stands about three feet tall, and weighs about 35 pounds.

Authorities suspect she is with her grandmothers, Aleta Grave, a white female and Linda Ventresco, also described as a white female. Authorities are asking anyone who may have information to call 1-800-TBI-FIND.

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  • by AC Location: Corbin on Mar 18, 2008 at 10:46 AM
    if both grannies in concern have indeed taken the child, i suspect the child desperately needed to get out of the home. interesting.
  • by granny Location: in ky on Mar 18, 2008 at 06:07 AM
    I hope they make it safely back to OH and get the full custody order. It must be really bad in the home for the child if BOTH grandma's got together and went to get the child. Who cares how they went about it they probably saved the baby from harm or neglect and isn't that the whole point...! To make a child feel safe and keep it happy and healthy! some of you people on here talking about what is right or wrong kill me... Do any of you honestly think that a grandparent would go that far without good cause knowing it would alienate them from the father/mother of the child and potentionally keep them out of the child's life for ever...
  • by Lisa Location: Pike on Mar 18, 2008 at 05:25 AM
    I agree with Steve..I'm not sure what point John of USA was trying to make, but it is true:too many false alarms or calls could cause the public to turn a deaf ear next time,and that time may count.That's not just someone rendering an opinion, that is what is fact.I am in law enforcement AND I am a parent.While I do understand that if the Grandparents aren't custodial they should not have done this, I can also see why they would do it if they fear the child is in danger to remain where it is.We don't know what was going on behind closed doors.We never do,until it's too late.Hopefully these women spared this little girl from whatever monsters were under her bed or lurking in the closet.
  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Mar 17, 2008 at 05:07 AM
    Aleta and Linda = Thelma and Louise?
  • by Brad Location: Lexington on Mar 17, 2008 at 02:16 AM
    Court order from Ohio? Still does not give them the right to take the child. A court order would have to be enforced by the appropriate authorities and not the child's grandma. They took the child and they did so illegally!
  • by Anonymous on Mar 16, 2008 at 07:14 PM
    i say the grandmother was only trying to do the right thing. maybe the mom and dad did drugs grandmother was only getting it out of the home.
  • by Darran Location: Texas on Mar 16, 2008 at 05:58 PM
    Grannies should be baking cookies not taking kids across state line. They should have slapped around the grand daughter as well.
  • by Lifetime channel sucks on Mar 16, 2008 at 04:10 PM
    These old bats need to be caught and arrested period!
  • by Mary Location: Berea on Mar 16, 2008 at 05:30 AM
    I am sure if the grannies took the child, then it probably no doubt needed taken. I had to take my grandchild out of its home and I didn't have an order. I already had him in my home and I just didn't take him back. At that time social service told me to take him out of town so I would not have to give him back until I could get a court order on Monday
  • by Tonya Location: Hazard on Mar 15, 2008 at 10:27 PM
    Frankly if a child is abducted, an Amber Alert needs to be issued. Wasting time bickering over whether or not the child may or may not be in danger only compounds the problem. Furthermore, while some jerk is having a debate with himself, some child could be killed.Either way,a CHILD HAS BEEN UNLAWFULLY ABDUCTED. If they have a court order, it should've been handled that way and social services should've taken her out of harms way until then. It is COMMON SENSE for people to take each and EVERY Amber Alert to heart.
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