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UPDATE: Amber Alert canceled for 2 children out of McDonald County

The Missouri Highway Patrol says the two children are safe
The Missouri Highway Patrol issued an Amber Alert for two kids reported missing from McDonald County.
The Missouri Highway Patrol issued an Amber Alert for two kids reported missing from McDonald County.(Missouri Highway Patrol)
Published: Jul. 9, 2020 at 1:18 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 9, 2020 at 5:16 PM CDT
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SOUTHWEST CITY, Mo. (KY3) -

The Missouri Highway Patrol canceled an Amber Alert for two kids reported missing from McDonald County. The cancellation happened just after 12:30 a.m. on Friday.

The patrol says they found the two children safe in Miami, Oklahoma. A suspect is in custody.

We’re waiting for the patrol to release more information about the kids being found.

(Previous Story)

The Missouri Highway Patrol issued an Amber Alert for two kids reported missing from McDonald County.

Police say Hilda Melendez took Samuel Padron, 4, and Genesis Padron, 8 from a home in Southwest City after assaulting a woman watching the children. Melendez is a non-custodial parent. Investigators believe she could be en route to Mexico. Investigators say recent statements made indicate the children are in danger.

Missouri Highway Patrol is searching for this woman after Amber Alert issued.
Missouri Highway Patrol is searching for this woman after Amber Alert issued.(Missouri Highway Patrol)

Police in Oklahoma located the grandmother of the children and a red Ford Flex authorities thought Melendez used to leave McDonald County. Police then found a Kia Soul they believe Melendez was driving. Investigators now believe the mother and children are on foot.

If you see the children or this vehicle, call 911.

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