Missing Marion County children found safe
3 children taken to Sheriff's Office, officials say
OCALA, Fla. – UPDATE: Three missing Marion County children are safe, officials said.
"Robert, Zayden and Lilith have been brought to the Sheriff's Office. They are safe," the Marion County Sheriff's Office said. "Thank you to everyone who shared their information and called in your tips."
No other details about their recovery have been released.
Authorities are looking for three missing and endangered children who haven't been seen in a week, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies said 12-year-old Robert Dean Jr., 7-year-old Zayden Slater and 5-year-old Lilith Kelley were last seen April 4 with their mother, Amanda Manypenny, at 5751 E. Silver Springs Blvd. in Ocala.
Authorities said the children are homeless and have been living around drugs and other hazardous conditions.
According to the Sheriff's Office, Manypenny hasn't been bringing the children to meet with investigators from the Department of Children and Families and the DCF has now obtained a pickup order that has been signed by a judge.
Anyone who has seen the children or their mother, who is pictured above, is asked to call 911.
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