UPDATE: A citizen tip from two hotel guests who had seen the Amber Alert led police to the abducted children Friday morning, according to Fox 35 Orlando. They were discovered just after midnight in a Hampton Inn in Eufaula, Alabama. Their mother was arrested. Police applauded the hotel guests for their "attentiveness" and "quick action."
A day after a nationwide Amber Alert was sent out after the suspected abduction of a 3-month-old girl in North Carolina, the state of Florida has issued an Amber Alert for four siblings out of Manatee County.
Police are asking for the public’s help in finding the kids, who were in the temporary custody of their grandmother. According to NBC affiliate WFLA, their mother, Jaima Gadeaun, went to her mother’s home in Bradenton and took the kids six days ago. Bradenton is just across the Tampa Bay from St. Petersburg.
The Amber Alert was issued after authorities decided the kids could be in harm’s way. Their mother is considered to be unstable and unpredictable, according to WFLA.
They may be in a dark green 2016 Toyota Corolla with Florida license plate BNZQ08. A similar vehicle is pictured below:
Jaima is a 40-year-old white female with blonde hair and blue eyes. She is 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds.
Jowella is a 12-year-old white female with brown hair and brown eyes. She is 5 feet tall and weighs 133 pounds. She was last seen wearing a gray long-sleeve shirt and white and gray sweatpants.
Joseph is a 10-year-old white male with blonde hair and blue eyes. He is 4 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs 120 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark-colored shirt with bears on it and black shorts.
Jacqueline is an 8-year-old white female with black hair and brown eyes. She is 4 feet tall and weighs 65 pounds. She was last seen wearing a green top and neon orange shorts.
Jocelyn is a 6-year-old white female with blonde hair and blue eyes. She is 3 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs 40 pounds. She was last seen wearing a green top and neon orange shorts.
If you spot them or have any information about their possible whereabouts, please contact the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office at 941-747-3011 or call 911. Let your friends and family know, too! In other news, Ivanka Trump has revealed her struggle with a secret illness.