Young girl believed to be taken by mother still missing; possibly in SE Minnesota


Almost a month after she was first taken, 6-year-old Eden Marie Nunn is still not back with her father.

Authorities say Nunn – from Wellington, Colorado – was abducted by her mother (Brittany Nunn) and her mother's boyfriend (Peter Barr) after a custody hearing ruled in favor of Eden's father, Dayton Clevenger, FOX 31 in Denver reported.

That was back on Dec. 1. On Dec. 12, Brittany Nunn missed a custody exchange and an arrest warrant was issued. At the time, a Colorado judge said the girl was in "imminent danger," FOX 31 reported.

Nearly a month later, and after a holiday spent without his child, Clevenger said he hopes the ordeal will come to an end soon.

"Still no news on Eden, but I have faith that the net is closing in, as well as hope that she's brought back to me before the year is fully closed!" Clevenger wrote on Facebook Friday morning.

He's told authorities Eden may be in the Rochester, Minnesota, area because Brittany Nunn is from the city and attended Rochester Community and Technical College, ABC 6 reports.

The family could be traveling in a 2004 blue Dodge Durango with Wyoming license plates, Missing Children Minnesota says. They could also be elsewhere, with Wyoming, Colorado and California also listed as possibilities.

A missing poster on the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children website says Eden Nunn is about 4 feet tall and 65 pounds.

Colorado's 9 News says a 4-year-old believed to be with Brittany Nunn is also the subject of a custody dispute between the woman and another man. Like Eden Nunn, that girl has also been registered as a missing person. Two other children are also believed to be with them.

An Amber Alert was not issued in these cases, KTTC reports, because they apparently don't meet specific guidelines required for such an alert to be issued. Part of it could be because the girls are with their biological mother and not a stranger, an Olmsted County official told the station.

Authorities ask anyone who sees Eden Nunn or her mother, or has any other information, to contact the Larimer County Sheriff's Office in Colorado (970-498-5172), or Missing Children Minnesota (1-888-RUN-YELL).

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