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3 Missing Carroll County Girls Found Safe

Police say the parents who had the kids in Arkansas did not have custody

CARROLL COUNTY, Ind--Three Carroll County girls who went missing earlier this week from their grandmother's home have been found safe in Arkansas.

Carroll County Sheriff Tobe Leazenby originally said that the girls were not in "imminent danger" but new information and interviews with relatives drew heavier concern for the girls' safety and they re-issued their plea across the country Friday afternoon.

Within hours, the girls were located in Halena, Arkansas. All three are safe.

33-year-old Leah Banks had been staying with her mother for the holidays when the sheriff's office says Ms. Banks took three young children Tuesday morning and left.

Leah Banks and Kevin Banks were both taken into custody because they did not have custody of the girls. They both face charges of interfering with custody in Carroll County. It is unclear if they face any charges in Arkansas.  The girls had been removed from their parents' custody by a court in King County, Washington. 

That case comes amid two high profile cases in Carroll County that remain unsolved. 4 sisters in Flora died in a fire that police say was set on purpose in November of 2016. No arrests have been made in that case.

Authorities are also still trying to track down the killer of Abby Williams and Libby German in Delphi. Those killings happened in February of this year. 



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