OCALA, Fla. (FOX 35 ORLANDO) - Deputies say three young children who were reported missing out of Marion County are safe.
The Marion County Sheriff's Office says that 12-year-old Robert Dean Jr., 7-year-old Zayden Slater, and 5-year-old Lilith Kelley have been brought to authorities and are in good health. They were last seen on April 4th in custody of their mother, Amanda Manypenny.
Manypenn had been failing to bring the children to meetings with investigators from the Florida Department of Children and Families. The Sheriff's Office said that DCF had obtained a pick-up order signed by a judge.
The Sheriff's Office issued an alert for the missing children early Thursday afternoon, but it was canceled just after 10 p.m.
This story was written in Orlando, Florida.