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Update: El Cerrito Police Say Man Who Kidnapped Daughter In Custody

by ECT

UPDATE: On November 20, 2022, Dupree Gant was arrested in the city of Oakland and Royale Gant was taken into protective custody


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The El Cerrito Police Department seeks your help in locating Royale Gant who was last seen on Tuesday with her biological father who they say is intentionally concealing her whereabouts.  On Saturday, police called this a kidnapping.

According to police, Royale Gant is a mixed race (black and white) female. She is 5’1″ tall and 80 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes.  She was last seen on November 15, 2022 with her biological father, Dupree Gant.

Dupree Gant is a 39 year black male, 6’3″ tall and 170 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

Dupree Gant failed to return Royale Gant to her biological mother following visitation. He is intentionally concealing Royale’s whereabouts and actively avoiding law enforcement. A warrant for child abduction has been issued for his arrest.

Dupree Gant may seek help at hospitals.

He has ties outside the Bay Area including the Sacramento Region and Southern California.

If you have information regarding the whereabouts of Royale Gant or Dupree Gant, please call 911 or contact El Cerrito Police Dispatch at 510-237-3233.

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