7 Siblings Missing: A family in Fresno was reunited on Thursday after seven siblings who went missing over the weekend were returned home.
Seven sisters and brothers from a Fresno family are safe and back home after they went missing over the weekend.
The children, between the ages of 5 and 12 years old, were seen last at their mother and stepfather’s Fresno home on Saturday, reported ABC-7 television. Police suspected their father, Xa Yang, picked them up and took them to Sacramento, located some 170 miles north of Fresno.
Yang, who had not been part of the children’s lives for a number of years, appeared recently, but it is unclear if he will be charged. FBI agents and local officials found Yang and the children on Thursday, according to the station.
“The children were unharmed and were all in good spirits,” a Fresno Police Department spokesperson, who was not named, told NBC News on Friday. Police stressed that there were no concerns regarding the safety of the children.
On Saturday, when the mother and stepfather went grocery shopping, they left the children at home. But when they returned, the children were gone with their belongings. “Fresno and Sacramento PD will investigate further to determine if a crime was committed,” the spokesman added.
A neighbor said that Yang, who was estranged from the children for three years, sought custody over them.
“Apparently there were some messages that were sent to the biological dad that they were being abused, so that’s why he probably came and took them,” Chan Vang told Fox News.
Investigators also did not send out an Amber Alert because they said the children were in no danger.
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