Woman in custody after missing Greece children found safe in Alabama
Two days after being kidnapped in their pajamas from their Greece foster home, the two missing children taken in the home invasion were found safe, thousands of miles away, hidden under blankets on the floor of a car.
Shekeria Cash, 3, and Dimitri Cash Jr., 5, were found in Montgomery, Ala. on Wednesday afternoon. A woman is in custody, police say, but their investigation is far from finished.
Greece Police Chief Drew Forsythe said the children were taken by force from their foster home Monday night. Police say two men broke into the home and took the children, using duct tape to restrain others inside the home.
During a news conference Wednesday night, Forsythe said information related to a vehicle rented locally led investigators to an address in Alabama.
On Wednesday afternoon, police say a woman was seen leaving that address. Law enforcement conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle, and the children were found inside . The U.S. Marshals Service reported that the children were doing well.
Forsythe said the woman is in police custody in connection with the investigation, however the chief did not say who this individual is or if she is from our area.
Police still want to talk with the father of the children, Dimitri Cash Sr., whose whereabouts remain unknown. Authorities said they had spoken with him, but that he was not in the Rochester area.
The Monroe County District Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Attorney’s Office will be consulting to discuss potential charges in the case. Federal charges may be possible.
While their safety was paramount, Forsythe says the next step is to find all the parties responsible for taking them.
Forsythe praised the work of his officers, the FBI, U.S. Marshals and others who helped bring the children to safety.
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