Kidnapped Missouri children found in a Florida supermarket
The two children have been missing for almost a year.
HIGH SPRINGS, Fla. — Two kidnapped children who have been missing in Missouri for nearly a year have been found at a central Florida grocery store with their noncustodial mother, who was taken into police custody. the authorities said.
Kristi Gilley was arrested last Wednesday on an out-of-state fugitive order. Court records show Gilley, 36, remained in jail as of Sunday.
High Springs Police officers found Gilley and the two children at a Winn Dixie supermarket after conducting a routine check of the vehicle’s registration number, which indicated the vehicle’s owner was a fugitive, the High Springs Police Department said in a press release . High Springs is approximately 22 miles northwest of Gainesville, Florida.
The children had been missing in Clay County, Missouri, a suburb of Kansas City, since last March.
The High Springs Police Department said the children have been turned over to the Florida Department of Children and Families and will be reunited with family members in Missouri.
Gilley’s court-appointed attorney for the local public defender’s office did not respond to an emailed inquiry on Sunday.
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