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4 American children who went missing in Mexico have been found

2023-11-01T14:02:20+00:00
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American children missing in Mexico
  • 4 American children went missing in Chihuahua, Mexico.
  • Mexican authorities investigated.
  • The children are all siblings.

Four American children went missing in the municipality of Meoqui, Chihuahua, prompting an intensive search by both Mexican and US authorities.

According to a statement from the Chihuahua State Attorney General’s office, the children wanted to return to the United States.

The children were living with their mother and, according to reports from authorities, they ran away from their home on Saturday, October 28.

The children’s father immediately reached out to the authorities, who acted swiftly, announcing by Monday night, October 30, that the children had been found.

4 American children who went missing in Northern Mexico have been found

Disappearance of minors, Lázaro Cárdenas, South Dakota, United States, MundoNOW
PHOTO: Shutterstock

In a remarkable development, the Chihuahua Attorney General’s office released information about the four minors who had disappeared.

They clarified that the children, who were reported missing in the municipality of Meoqui, are safe and sound.

The children are currently back home in the United States, where authorities are endeavoring to gather more details about the situation.

This update has brought clarity to a case that had deeply unsettled the local community, leaving many feeling a combination of surprise and relief.

Where were the children found?

Biological parents, legal custody, Disappearance report, Chihuahua Prosecutor's Office
PHOTO: Chihuahua Attorney General’s office

In an unexpected twist in the tale of these children, their father personally reached out to the Chihuahua Attorney General’s office.

He informed them that 13-year-old Madahi, 14-year-old Ismael, 12-year-old Issac and 9-year-old Elias were with him in South Dakota.

«It was also confirmed that they voluntarily and without prior notice decided to travel to live with their biological father,» the statement read.

This revelation illuminates the family dynamics that were at play in this strange missing persons case, which had sparked considerable alarm.

What happened to the children?

Family dynamics, Decisions for minors, Madahi, Ismael, Issac
PHOTO: Chihuahua Attorney General’s office

The disappearance of the four American children in Chihuahua was initially publicized through a search bulletin.

El Pais says authorities reported that they left their home in the community of Lázaro Cárdenas, on Saturday.

Based on the initial report from the local police, it’s understood that the children took advantage of their mother’s absence from home to flee.

Officials are currently unaware of how they managed to cross the border between Mexico and the United States, and it’s also unclear whether they received assistance from their father to reach their destination.

Did they have a plan?

Elías, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Family reunion, Community of Meoqui, MundoNOW
PHOTO: Chihuahua Attorney General’s office

According to El Pais, the oldest sibling «mentioned to someone close to them that they had planned to go to Oklahoma, where they are originally from.»

Understanding the complexity of the situation, the authorities have released more information.

«From the moment missing persons reports were filed by the mother with the Public Ministry, the investigations commenced,» they stated.

«Letters requesting cooperation were sent to the different Zonal Prosecutor’s Offices, as well as various other authorities, including those in the United States,» they added.

A relentless search

Legal research, Child welfare, Community solidarity, Custody complexity, MundoNOW
PHOTO: Chihuahua Attorney General’s office

The community of Lázaro Cárdenas has been closely following the developments in this case, and the unexpected turn of events has elicited a range of reactions.

The announcement that the investigation has been closed regarding the children’s disappearance has left many with lingering questions about what exactly happened.

Authorities are actively working with the parents and legal entities to ensure the safety of the siblings.

While this news has brought relief to the community, it has also sparked curiosity about the circumstances surrounding the children’s initial disappearance.

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