Sheriff’s Office Investigating Parental Abduction

Minden, NV…Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a parental abduction of two children, missing since November 21, 2013.  According to reports, Kathryn Ann Moore (44 years old from Wellington, NV) was scheduled to appear in District Court for the scheduled child exchange of 5 year old Patricia Brite Read and 2 year old William Jesse Moore, to their father Richard Read (Gardnerville, NV), who has joint custody of the children. Kathryn did not appear in court for this exchange. Attempts to contact Kathryn have been unsuccessful and a recent visit to her home has indicated that she has left with the children.


Both William and Patricia




Kathryn Moore


William Moore


Patricia Read


Van that is believed she is driving

On December 11, 2013, a nationwide felony warrant of arrest for Child Concealment has been issued for Kathryn Moore and the children have been entered into National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database as missing.


Kathryn is believed to be driving a full size blue 1985 Chevrolet van bearing Nevada plates 270YRY.


Kathryn has family in Tomball Texas, Tuolumne California, La Pine Oregon, St. Helens Oregon, Portland Oregon, Vancouver Washington, Longview Washington and Concord North Carolina.


It is believed the children are not in danger at this time, therefore this does not meet the requirements of an Amber Alert. Information on the children has been provided to The Center for Missing and Exploited Children.


Anyone who has information as to the location of Kathryn Moore and/or the children is asked to contact your local law enforcement agency immediately.


Written by: Sgt Pat Brooks

Admin Sgt / PIO

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office