Amber alert canceled: children “forcibly removed” found safe

Dimitri Cash Jr., 5, and Shekeria Cash, 3, of Greece, New York. [Image credit: Greece Police Department]


Two siblings that were "forcibly removed" from their foster home in Greece, New York on Monday night have been found safe in Alabama. At 6:17 pm EST Wednesday night, the Amber Alert for them was canceled.


Dimitri Cash Jr., 5, and his sister Shekeria Cash, 3, were found "located on the floorboard under blankets in the backseat" of a vehicle that had been rented near where they had been abducted from.


Through forensic analysis of cellular devices and GPS tracking, investigators were able to determine that there was reason to believe the children may be in Montgomery, Alabama.


Within "30-40 minutes" of receiving a tip concerning the children being in Alabama, surveillance had been established and within an hour, the children were in the custody of law enforcement.  Soon thereafter, the children were eating chicken nuggets and watching Tom and Jerry.


One woman has been taken into custody and is being interviewed by investigators.


Special Agent in charge of the Buffalo FBI, Stephen Belongia called the recovery of the Cash children a "textbook example of what can happen when local, state, and federal law enforcement join together to solve a fast moving, potentially life threatening investigation."


The investigation is "far from over" Greece Police Chief Drew Forsythe said. "Every person responsible for this abduction will be sought and apprehended. They will be held accountable for what they did."



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