SOUTH GREENSBURG, Pa. (KDKA) – Two fugitives from Virginia are in Westmoreland County Jail after federal agents capture them in a South Greensburg hotel room.
US Marshals say they found Travis R. Brown and Candi Jo Royer on suspicion of methamphetamine. Investigators say they also want to talk to the two about a missing 3-year-old girl.
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Brown and Royer face serious drug charges, but authorities in Virginia want answers on what happened to 3-year-old Khaleesi Cuthriell.
The Marshals raided a hotel room at the Knight’s Inn in South Greensburg. According to court documents, they had to break into the place Brown and Royer were staying after the two refused to open the door.
Once inside, they found Brown, 29, and Royer, 31, along with what authorities described as multiple checks that were allegedly stolen in Virginia and “two large stones of methamphetamine.”
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Marshals and state police said they hoped to find 3-year-old Khaleesi Cuthriell.
In prison in Virginia, the mother of the child is said to have placed the little girl in Royer’s care in 2020. Cuthriell was last seen alive in February this year. Members of the Augusta County Sheriff’s Department in Virginia arrived in Hempfield Township to question the couple about the child’s welfare.
“Question number one is, ‘I want to know where this child is.’ My office and I are determined to find where this child is and we are working around the clock to find out where this child is, is he okay and bring a logical conclusion to that. It’s heartbreaking, ”said Augusta County Sheriff Don Smith.
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Royer and Brown remain in Westmoreland County Jail on multiple criminal drug counts. Augusta County authorities arrange for the two to be extradited to Virginia.