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David Ivey

Real Name: David Eugene Ivey
Aliases: None Known
Wanted For: Abduction
Missing Since: February 7, 1995


Details: On February 7, 1995, twenty-nine-year-old David Ivey abducted his two sons, four-year-old Keyan and twenty-month-old Logan, from their home in Tracy, California. He also emptied the family's bank account and left for an unknown location. His wife and their mother, Bambi, has been searching for them ever since.
Extra Notes: This case first aired as a Special Alert on the May 5, 1995 episode.
Results: Captured. At around 9:25 pm on the night of the broadcast, an anonymous tip resulted in David and the boys being located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Ivey was living under the assumed name Aaron Barta and was working for a computer software company. After three months, he was arrested and extradited back to California, charged with multiple felony counts. He served time for child abduction and was later released. He was ordered to make restitution for the thousands of dollars that Bambi spent searching for the boys.
Five days after the broadcast, a Tracey police officer escorted Logan and Keyan back to Bambi. They were flown back to California on a jet provided by the owner of the San Diego Chargers. At 10:05 pm, they were joyfully reunited with Bambi. She has reported that they have happily adjusted to their life back with her.
Following the reunion, David's mother attempted to seek custody of the boys. She claimed that David had abducted them after Bambi's fifteen-year-old son from a previous marriage threatened to kill Logan. Bambi denied these allegations.