Sat. Jun 15th, 2024

Hot Springs Police Department in Arkansas released information on their investigation into a missing 20-year-old on Monday.

According to the police, Amir Ellis was reported missing on May 17 at 9:25 p.m. and entered into the NCIC.

Interviews with friends and family started soon after the Criminal Investigations Division got the case.

There have been three suspects identified in the disappearance of Ellis.

They are 18-year-old Nathaniel Speed, 18-year-old Alexia Chambers, and the third suspect who has not been identified because they are a juvenile.

Hot Springs police said detectives, in cooperation with Fort Smith police, were able to develop a probable location of the suspects.

All three were found and arrested on Saturday, May 27, charged with kidnapping, held on a $1,000,000 bond, and taken back to Hot Springs.

This investigation is ongoing, said police, and they are still searching for Ellis.

If you or anyone you know has information of Ellis’s whereabouts to have seen him, please reach out to Detective Brian Branstetter at (501) 321- 6789 ext. 6722.

Police also said that to ensure a fair judicial process to all parties involved, the Garland County Circuit Court has issued a gag order in this case.

Police are not able to provide any other information.

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By Buffy Gunner

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