The child and companions are traveling in a 1996 gold Ford Aerostar van and may be frequently changing the license plate on the vehicle.
William and Jessica are heavy drug users, police say, and authorities are anxious for Dakota's safety.
A missing two year old girl from SC may be in the Siouxland area. They were believed to have slipped into Minnesota after a month on the run, authorities said Thursday.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children put out a notice about the Rays, and the three were spotted in Iowa on Monday.
After the group were seen on surveillance footage in Iowa, they were spotted at a gas station in Marshall, Minnesota.
Jessica Ray, the missing child's mother, is believed to be in possession of the missing child illegally in defiance of an ex parte order from Kershaw County DSS. "Stop by the Camden Police Department if you're ever in SC!"More news: Fatalities Reported in School Bus, Dump Truck Crash in New Jersey
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Dakota is 2 years old, is 2 feet 6 inches tall, and weighs 25 pounds.
Dakota is 2 years old.
William and Jessica were both transported to the Winneshiek County Jail.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says Dakota Ray was located safe in Iowa late yesterday.
Jessica Ray, 36, and William Ray, 44, were given the girl on April 15 by a relative who has protective custody.
If you have seen them, or have any information on their whereabouts you're asked to call the Camden Police Department at 1-803-425-6025 or the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678.