AMBER Alert victims from Northern Idaho found safe in Kansas

Posted at 4:14 PM, Jun 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-11 20:08:36-04


According to a Facebook post from the Rathdrum Police Department, the two boys involved in a custodial child abduction case in Rathdrum, Idaho have been found and are safe.

The two boys, Leo Hiibel-Cloutier (6), and Gene W. Heckman (17), were taken by Mimi Hiibel on May 31.

The F.B.I located Hiibel and the two kids in Lawrence, Kansas. Hiibel has been taken into custody, while the F.B.I. reunite the children with their fathers.

This is an ongoing investigation, follow KPAX for more updates.


A second victim, Gene William Heckman, has been added to the AMBER alert. Heckman is a 17-year-old described as wearing blue jeans, a tan Carhart jacket and boots. Heckman is 5' 11'' and 170 lbs.

Police are currently looking for a black 2012 Nissan sedan with "K616700" as the license plate number.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Leo and Gene, please contact (208) 687-0711 or 911 immediately.


RATHDRUM, ID- 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.

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.