Missing US children found in supermarket 1,100miles from home – 1 year after disappearing
Two missing children, aged 11 and 12, have been found more than 1,100 miles away from home with their alleged abductor. Police in the US made the discovery during a routine vehicle tag check near a grocery store.
During the check, officers learned the owner of the vehicle was a fugitive.
The children were with Kristi Nicole Gilley, 36, who allegedly abducted them in March 2022 and has been described as their “non-custodial mother” by police.
The trio, who had disguised their identities,were found near a Winn-Dixie store in High Springs in Florida, police said.
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Ms Gilley was arrested on an active kidnapping warrant out of Clay County in Missouri.
Clay County is more than 1,100 miles northwest of High Springs.
The two children have been turned over to the Florida Department of Children and Families Service.
They are expected to soon be reunited with their birth family.
Liberty Police Department in Missouri said: “Both Gilley kids have been safely located out of state.
“Their non-custodial mother is in custody on parental kidnapping charges out of Clay County, Missouri.
“Thank you to everyone who shared this post as it helped bring these children home!”