UPDATE 2: Missing boy found safe in Renton, Grandmother located


UPDATE APRIL 15, 2015 3:45 p.m.: Des Moines Police report that the outstanding subject associated with the case – Vien Nguyen – has been located.

Nguyen is the grandmother to the located child, Ronnie Tran.

The Des Moines Police Department Detectives are with her now.


UPDATE APRIL 15, 2015 9:46 a.m.: The missing 2-year old boy has been found safe in Renton, according to Sgt. Bob Bohl of the Des Moines Police Department.

“We are pleased to announce, just after 9:00 this morning April 15, 2015, Ronnie has been safely located in Renton,” police said in a statement. “We want to express our thanks to the community, the media, and our neighboring Police agencies for their assistance. Our detectives are continuing to investigate this case.”


Des Moines Police are seeking the public’s help in finding a missing 2-year old boy – Ronnie D. Tran (pictured above) – who was abducted along with his 40-year old mother on Monday, April 14.

Police say that around Noon on Monday, the woman was subdued with an electrical stun device and bound with plastic tie-straps by two known females.

Both the victim female and her two year old son were then taken to an address in Fife, where the female was tied to a cupboard in the garage. Her son was then taken into the main house. The female managed to escape, but was unable to get into the house to retrieve her child. The victim did not call police but called a family member to pick her up. They later called 911 around 9:30 last night. The location of the maternal father is unknown. He is Kang T. Tran (date of birth January 7, 1974) and has been uncooperative with police thus far.

The maternal grandmother, Vien Nguyen, 65 years of age, is also associated and has not been located.

Ronnie D. Tran is a 2-year old Asian male. He has brown hair, is two feet six inches tall and weighs forty pounds. He was last seen a red and white checkered shirt and brown pants.

The associated vehicle is a blue 2005 Hyndai Sonata WA License AMB9450.

UPDATE: This vehicle has since been recovered in Fife, WA:


  • UPDATE: Des Moines Police Detectives have made one arrest thus far, Alyssa M. Chang (date of birth July 12th 1968) was located and taking into custody without incident.
  • UPDATE: At 7:00 AM the maternal father, Kang Tran, has been located and is currently cooperating with the Des Moines Detectives.

If you see Ronnie, please call 911 immediately.


One Response to “UPDATE 2: Missing boy found safe in Renton, Grandmother located”
  1. BirchCreek says:

    Glad they found the kid. Sounds like some messed up family situation.

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