Chapter 15: Missing Person

SVU Squad Room – Thurs. May 25th – 2:30pm

It had been a long week for the detectives. They were in the middle of an investigation of a couple who were abusing their three children. Olivia and Faith had talked to the oldest child, a 10-year-old girl, while Munch and Fin talked to the middle child, a 6-year-old boy. Both of the stories they told them about the abuse they suffered were heart wrenching and unfortunately, the youngest child, 4-year-old Savannah, had not been found yet and was reported as missing.

"Are you looking for my sister?" asked Connor, the 6-year-old.

"We're doing everything we can, buddy," Munch told him. "We hope to find her soon."

The little boy nodded and looked up at Munch with sad blue eyes,.

"She gets scared at night."

"Hey, it will be OK," said Munch, pulling Connor closer to him. Since this case started, John had formed a bond with Connor and had befriended him despite of what was going on in the case.

After Tasha, the oldest girl, and Connor left with their foster family to go on a break, Fin walked over towards Munch.

"You alright?" he asked his partner.

Munch pulled off his glasses and rubbed his eyes, "I'll be fine when we find Savannah and the parents. Those monsters need to be locked up and never be able to see their kids again."

Meanwhile, Olivia sat at her desk looking at some leads on the database system for Mike and Carrie Evans, the parents of the children. She paused for a moment while the page loaded and looked at the framed picture of Kaitlyn that she kept in front of her computer. On rough days like this, seeing her innocent smile in that picturesnapshot made her want to smile.

"Hey guys, check this out," she called out to the group.

Munch, Fin, and Faith walked over towards Olivia's desk and stood behind her chair to see what she had found.

"Did you find something on our suspects?" asked Faith.

"Better than that," answered Olivia. She pointed towards the screen and read the words.

,"Michael Evans. He's had charges of armed robbery in Jersey, aggravated assault with intent to cause bodily injury, spousal abuse, and kidnapping.

"Did he serve time for any of the charges?" asked Munch.

Olivia shook her head, "Nope. He was acquitted on all of them." She dropped her pen on the desk in disgust.

Cragen walked out of his office with a piece of paper in his hand. The four detectives all looked at him and wondered what would be next on the case.

"Did you guys find anything in the database system on the Evans'?" he asked them.

"We found a lot on Mike Evans," "Olivia stated, naming off his charges.

"What about the wife?" asked Cragen.

"I checked on Carrie and nothing was found on her," replied Fin.

"She will be faced with kidnapping charges when we find that little girl," said Faith.

Cragen nodded, "I've got a tip from an anonymous person saying that Mike Evans was seen at the bus terminal."

"What about Carrie and Savannah?" asked Munch.

"No one has not seen them yet."

He pointed at the four detectives. "I want all of you to go down to the terminal and bring him in. When you get down there, call for backup since he is armed and dangerous."

The detectives all obeyed his orders and grabbed their jackets and keys and made their way to the terminal.