2 missing Detroit kids found safe with family member

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DETROIT (WOOD) — Two young children were found safe Friday with a family member after some confusion among their parents.

Zamar Cox, 3, and Maria Cox, 1, were reported missing Thursday night by their mother who went to Detroit police. She told police she gave the kids to their father on Tuesday, but he said he gave them back to her that same day, according to NBC-affiliate WDIV.

Police said it appears the mother gave the kids to a family member. They were found unharmed Friday morning.

“Thanks to a tip from a community member we were able to get the location of the kids … we’re talking to the father and we will be interviewing the mother as well,” said Detroit Police Cmdr. Marlon Wilson.

Authorities are still looking into how neither parent seemed to know where the children were for more than a day. Police say the mother could be suffering from “some mental issues.”

It’s unclear if either of them will face criminal charges.

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