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Rathdrum AMBER Alert canceled

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Gene W. “GW” Hiibel.
Posted at 3:17 PM, Jun 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-11 18:59:03-04

RATHDRUM, Idaho — UPDATE (6/11 4:55 p.m.) The AMBER Alert has been canceled. The victim and suspect are no longer of interest to the Rathdrum Police Department, according to a press release.

No further information was given from Idaho State Police.

UPDATE (9:16 p.m.) Police say a new vehicle is of interest in the case of an active AMBER alert for an abducted child in Rathdrum, Idaho.

The vehicle is a black 2012 4-door Nissan with an Idaho license plate number K616700. The direction of travel is unknown, possibly headed to Oklahoma or Nevada.

If you have any information regarding Leo’s or Mimi’s location, or have recently seen them, please contact the Rathdrum Police Department at 208-687-0711 or via email.

UPDATE (4:48 p.m.)

An AMBER Alert has been activated for an abducted child in Rathdrum, Idaho.

The Rathdrum Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating 6-year-old Leo Hiibel-Cloutier and 17-year-old Gene W. “GW” Hiibel.

Police believe Leo and Gene may be in the company of his 35-year-old mother, Mimi C. Hiibel. Police say Hiibel recently lost her parental rights for Leo.

Leo and Gene were last seen on Sunday, May 31st, 2020, at 8:00 am at the Rathdrum Super 1 Foods, according to police.

Leo is 4’ 00” and weighs 70 pounds. Leo is described as a white male with short black hair and brown eyes-- he also has a large gap between his two front teeth and speaks with a speech impediment.

He was last seen wearing black jeans, a plain white t-shirt, a camouflaged colored hooded jacket, and black tennis shoes.

Gene is 5’11” and weighs 170 pounds. Gene is described a white male with light brown hair and hazel eyes. Gene was last seen wearing blue jeans and a tan colored “Carhart” style jacket.

Police say the mother and suspect, Mimi Hiibel, is a white female with brown hair and green eyes. Hiibel is 5’04” tall and weighs approximately 145 pounds, and according to police she has a tattoo on the back of her left hand, near her thumb. The tattoo looks like the letter “J”.

Mimi’s car, a 1988 white Honda Accord, was located abandoned in the Hayden, Idaho, area. It is unknown what vehicle she may be driving.

If you have any information regarding Leo’s or Mimi’s location, or have recently seen them, please contact the Rathdrum Police Department at 208-687-0711 or via email.

UPDATE: The 1988 white Honda Accord has been found and no longer of interest. Idaho State Police did not share where the vehicle was found.

Leo is still missing and believed to be in imminent danger. If you have any information on the location of Leo, contact 208-687-0711 or 911 immediately.

ORIGINAL STORY: An AMBER Alert has been activated for an abducted child in Rathdrum, Idaho. The Rathdrum Police Department is looking for 6-year-old Leo Isador Hiibel-Cloutier. He is believed to be in imminent danger and last seen at a Super One Foods in Rathdrum on May 31 at 8 a.m.

Leo is around 4 feet tall and weighs around 70 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing black corduroy pants, white t-shirt, black tennis shoes and camouflage hooded jacket.

The suspect is Leo's non-custodial mother, Mimi Charmayne Hiibel, 35. She has brown hair, green eyes, stands around 5'04" and weights around 145 pounds. She has a tattoo on the back of her left hand near the thumb of a "J." It is unknown what she was wearing last.

The vehicle they may be traveling in is a 1988 White Honda Accord with an Idaho license plate number K670043. The direction of travel is unknown, possibly headed to Oklahoma or Nevada. There may be a 16-year-old male traveling with them.

If you have any information on the location of Leo, contact 208-687-0711 or 911 immediately.