CENTREVILLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — The two young girls who were missing from the home of their foster parents in St. Joseph County have been found safe, the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Office said.

On Friday morning, the sheriff’s office said the girls were found safe and their biological mother, Samantha Hope Prewitt was taken into custody.

Around 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, 6-year-old Alexandra Jay Prewitt and 11-year-old Jerrica Hope Tucker went missing from the yard of their foster parents on Thomas Court near Center Court in Centreville, according to Michigan State Police.

Troopers said they believed that the children were taken by Samantha Prewitt, who lost rights to the girls. She had recently threatened to take them as they played outside, troopers said.

It’s unclear where or when they were found safe.