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Posted on: October 24, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Update: Danika and Tracy Packard Located and Safe

Danika Packard

Danika Packard and her mother Tracy Packard have been located and both are safe. 

Just after 3:00 p.m., an alert citizen noticed the vehicle and reported the mother and daughter were walking in the area of 33rd and Fiske after the Amber Alert was issued.  He immediately called and reported the information.  Spokane Police Officers quickly responded to the scene and made contact.   

Spokane Valley and Spokane County Deputies also responded to the location and the family was notified.

Danika has been safely returned to her father and her mother is being evaluated. 

Thank you to everyone who helped get the information out, look for them and eventually locate them.  We appreciate the assistance of all the agencies and citizens who helped safely locate both of them.


Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputies are attempting to locate 6-year-old Danika L. Packard who is believed to be with her mother, 35-year-old Tracy A. Packard.  Due to information received from Danika’s father, Danika may be in danger.  Tracy was last known to be driving a maroon 4-door, 2002 Buick LeSabre which was last observed traveling on I-90 eastbound at approximately 12:00 p.m. this afternoon.

The incident was reported to deputies this morning at approximately 10:30 a.m. after Danika’s school called her father and informed him Tracy just pulled Danika out of school.  He was told Tracy was acting odd and stated she was pulling Danika from school to “go be with the Lord”. 

Deputies began checking possible locations, including the family’s homes in Spokane Valley, but were unable to locate Danika, Tracy or her vehicle.  The vehicle was seen traveling eastbound on I-90 at approximately 12:00 p.m. and deputies have been working with other law enforcement agencies to check possible locations in North Idaho.

Danika’s father stated Tracy has been acting strangely over the last few days.  He stated this behavior is not normal at all and is fearful for Danika and Tracy’s safety. 

Danika is described as 4’00”, 55 pounds with brown hair and was last seen wearing blue jeans and a pink or purple top.

Tracy is described as 5’06”, 170 pounds with brown hair and was last seen wearing blue jeans and a blue hoody with white lettering. 

Tracy’s vehicle is a maroon 4-door, 2002 Buick LeSabre with tinted windows bearing Washington license plates 934YVS.

Anyone with information regarding the location of this vehicle, or has seen Danika or Tracy Packard, is urged to call 911 immediately.            

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