AMBER ALERT Issued Out Of Snohomish County OVER; Children Safe
UPDATE: The amber alert has been canceled and we're told the children are safe. As soon as we learn more details we'll post them here on KHQ.Com.
UPDATE AT 7:12AM: Children still not found... Kyle Foreman, the Public Information Officer in Moses Lake, confirms that Marysville police officers are looking into gas station security footage from a gas station that may show a sighting of the children. As of right now they do not have the footage. Foreman says that unless they are spotted in Grant County they will not have a primary role in the investigation. The Marysville Police Department is working on the footage from Moses Lake and are the primary investigators in the case.
SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. - CPS and Marysville PD contacted residence on 06-11-12 Mother and children present Father was not present. CPS received call 06-12-12 from a relative in South Carolina advising them Mother had called advising she and the Father were taking the juveniles to South Carolina which would be in violation of custody.
CPS made numerous attempts on 06-12-12 to locate the family without success, determining that they are absconding to deny CPS custody of the juveniles. CPS is concerned for the safety of the juveniles due to an investigation of the father striking the children with his fists in 2010.
Father was also charged in 2010 with molestation of young children from another relationship. CPS is also concerned that the children are in danger due to a history of domestic violence between the parents, they both have mutual restraining orders which have been served.
The children are 9-year-old Kali L Drakeford who is only described as having black hair, and 8-year-old Ashton Drakeford who also has black hair, and 6-year-old Cursten Drakeford, who also has black hair.
The suspects who are believed to have the kids are 29-year-old Ashley Lynn Nicole Todd who is white, 5'5", 220 lbs., with brown hair. The second suspect is 33-year-old Curtis Drakeford. Curtis is a black male, 5'11", 240lbs with black hair.
The are believed to be traveling in a 1998 Silver Pontiac Grand Am with Washington license plates AGJ9693.
If you see the children, suspects, or vehicle, you are urged to call 911 immediately.
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:12 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:12:15 GMT
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