Concord, NH – Late this morning, long time fugitive Genevieve Kelley,
50, surrendered to the Coos County Sheriff’s Office, in Lancaster, NH.
Genevieve Kelley was wanted by law enforcement since November, 2004 for
Non-Custodial Kidnapping and Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution.
Kelley along with her then husband, Scott Kelley, 49, fled New Hampshire
with her daughter Mary Nunes when she was just 8 years of age. Arrest
warrants were issued for both Genevieve and Scott Kelley. At the time of
the kidnapping Mary’s father had full custody of her, due to allegations
of mistreatment by Genevieve Kelley. The National Center for Missing and
Exploited Children requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals in this
investigation on behalf of the Whitefield (NH) Police Department and the
Coos County (NH) Sheriff’s Office. Since this request, the U.S. Marshals
have devoted tireless hours trying to locate Mary Nunes and her
kidnappers, Genevieve and Scott Kelley. These efforts spanned the United
States, Canada, as well as Central and South America.
As of February, 2014, Mary Nunes turned eighteen years of age and both
her father and investigators were still concerned everyday about Mary’s
safety and her whereabouts. In a renewed effort to bring Mary home, the
investigation was intensified with a large publicity push. In August,
2014, Genevieve Kelley was featured as the U.S. Marshals “Fugitive of
the Week” here in New Hampshire. This local effort coincided with the
nationally televised story of Mary Nunes and her kidnappers being aired
on the CNN program hosted by John Walsh, “The Hunt” on August 31st.
U.S. Marshal David Cargill, Jr., says “I am happy that Genevieve Kelly
is in custody and will face justice for these charges, but we will all
be the happiest, when we know Mary Nunes is safe.” Cargill continued “I
am thankful for the hard work of all the investigators and the media
that provided the push needed to get Genevieve Kelley to surrender.”
Although, Genevieve Kelley has surrendered to authorities today, the
location and well-being of Mary Nunes is still unknown. Kelley is
currently in the custody of the Coos County Sheriff’s Office and is
scheduled for an initial court appearance this afternoon.
If you know the location of
Mary Nunes or fugitive
Scott Kelley, please
contact the U.S. Marshals at (603) 225-1632, or call
TEXT the word NHTIP with any information to TIP411.
The Deputy U.S. Marshal assigned to this investigation is Jamie Berry
and he can be reached at (603) 225-1632.
Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in
2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 5,801 arrests (Updated as
of 08/13/2014). These arrests have ranged in seriousness from murder,
assault, unregistered sex offenders, probation and parole violations and
numerous other serious offenses. Nationally the United States Marshals
Service fugitive programs are carried out with local law enforcement in
94 district offices, 85 local fugitive task forces, 7 regional task
forces, as well as a growing network of offices in foreign countries.
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