Police urge Springfield woman to come forward in Endangered Person case

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Springfield police need your help in tracking down a woman missing from a motel.

Witnesses say Savannah Barton, 24, was kidnapped Sunday morning from the Economy Inn parking lot on North Glenstone. Witnesses told police that two men and one woman forced her into their white PT Cruiser, and took off.

Police pinged Barton's cell phone to another nearby motel, the Flagship Motel, where they found the three people believed to have taken her -- but no Savannah. All three were arrested for kidnapping, but have not yet been charged with any crime.

It's unclear if Barton is okay, but police say they have received a couple calls from people who say they've seen her since the whole ordeal.

Police tell KY3 News they fear she might not come forward, because she has an active drug warrant out.

Her family tells us that she is a mother of three young girls, and a very good woman, who has recently got caught up in the wrong crowd.

They say she has struggled with drug addiction.

"I know she has made some bad choices, but she's still a good person," said Kayla McDonald. "She does what she can to help people when she can, and she just kind of got caught up in some bad stuff. It's worrisome whenever you hear that about someone you grew up with who is a childhood fried and who you just love."

Police are asking anyone with information on Barton's whereabouts to call Springfield Police.

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