Two sets of missing children found

Missing children from Louisiana found

Two children missing for the last two years were located Tuesday by deputies at a Star Valley home with their noncustodial mother, living under assumed names.

On Monday, the Gila County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the Webster Parish Sheriff’s Department in Louisiana who said they had been searching for the children, 14 and 11 years old, for the last two years, and they were believed to be in the Star Valley area with their mother, Barbara Collins.

The first case in the article was one where the children were found living in a tent with their mother, and the tent was scattered with drug paraphernalia. The second case is of the Collins girls, where there was concern the eldest girl, who has spina bifida, was not receiving medical attention. While I am somewhat surprised there were two family abduction cases found in the same area, the conditions are sadly something I am used to at this point. I hope all the children involved can now begin to recover from this situation. this!

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    Mary Collins said,

    May 19, 2010 @ 3:02 pm

    Just an update..Brianna and Becca have been home almost a year now and are doing very well. We cannot thank people like you who posted their story and circulated their photographs enough. Without NCMEC, ProjectJason and For the Lost, our girls would still be missing. My thoughts and prayers go to each and every person who has a loved one missing.

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    forthelost said,

    May 19, 2010 @ 4:33 pm

    Thank you for the update.

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