Missing children sought by Ormond Beach police found

Police were looking for Serenity Shelton and River Shelton

Contributed photo (Ormond Beach Police Department)

ORMOND BEACH – The Ormond Beach Police Department posted on their Facebook account that the children had been located and are safe.

Officers were searching for two missing children who were last seen with their mother at the Econo Lodge in Ormond Beach.

4-year-old Serenity Shelton and 1-year-old River Shelton are the children of 24-year-old Chasity Shelton and 29-year-old Eric Ely.

Police said the Florida Department of Children and Families had issued an order to take custody of the children due to attempts by Chasity Shelton an Ely to avoid meeting with the agency.