UPDATE: 6-11-2012 — 11:55 P.M. EST
Marie Williams, 25, Sarah White, 8 and Nicholas Sanders, 6, who all went missing Saturday night, were found at a Metrolink bus station, police told The Los Angeles Times.
Media attention and a tip lead to their safe return, said Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell.
Williams “asked me could she take them to go get something to eat up the street and to get them some ice cream,” Nicholas’ mother, Nicole Chandler, told KTLA. “I told her that it was OK because she’s taken them to the store before and has never had any previous problem or anything, and she has always come right back.”
There have been no reports of charges being filed.
Marie Williams, 25, 8-year-old Sarah White and 6-year-old Nicholas Sanders, have been reported missing in Long Beach, California and police are asking anyone with information to call 911, reports KTLA.com.
Williams, who suffers with a mental disability, and Sanders both lived in the same apartment complex; White was visiting friends. There is no relationship between the three.
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Williams is 5 feet, 5 inches tall, weighs 170 pounds and has short brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a turquoise short-sleeve shirt, jean capris and dark tennis shoes.
White is 4 feet fall and weighs 45 pounds. She has braided hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a white short-sleeve shirt, jeans and tennis shoes with wheels.
Sanders is 4 feet fall and weighs 50 pounds. He has short hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a green/blue long-sleeve button-down shirt, jeans and black tennis shoes.
This is second case of children being abducted in the Long Beach area that NewsOne has reported on in recent weeks.
As previously reported, in May, two missing girls, Sharron Cherie Bess, 13, and Deony Cherie Goodwin, 9 were found safely in Lynwood, California, and their mother, Diondria Cherie Davis, 33, was arrested on felony child endangerment charge.
Davis handed the girls over to a woman named “CC” on the recommendation of a man who worked at the motel where she was temporarily living. She did not report her daughters missing to Long Peach Police department until days later. “CC” contacted the LAPD after she saw media reports about the girls and returned them to authorities.