Missing children from Greece found safe, woman arrested
Greece Police say the two young children kidnapped Monday evening have been located in Alabama and they are okay.
Police Chief Drew Forsythe on Wednesday night said that Shekeria Cash, 3, and her 5-year-old brother Dimitri Cash Jr. were found in the backseat of a car being driven by a woman in Montgomery, AL late Wednesday afternoon.
An Amber Alert had been issued late Monday night when police say someone broke into the foster home the kids were living in on English Road. At that time, police say two men in ski masks duct-taped a woman living there and two of her other foster kids, and then grabbed Shekeria and Dimitri and took off.
Forsythe says police got a lead from a car rented in the Rochester area when it was found by authorities in Alabama. The woman driving it was spotted leaving a residence; she was stopped and the two children were found under blankets in the back seat, by the floorboards.
The children are expected to be returned to their Greece foster home soon. The woman who police stopped was taken into custody.
Forsythe said there is still much investigative work to be done. Originally, police were also speaking with the children’s biological father, Dimitri Cash, but at this point there is no word of any additional arrests.
Forsythe credited the multi-agency investigation which included Greece and State Police, the U.S. Marshal’s office, the FBI and the Monroe County District Attorney’s office, all working together to resolve the case in about 48 hours.
“While this is the best outcome that we could ask for in this investigation it is far from over. Every person responsible for this abduction will be sought and apprehended. They will be held accountable for what they did," Forsythe said.