4 missing kids, mother found safe

Kent County

LEFT: A recent photo of Alana, Amina and Aaliyah Burger and Skyler Merriweather. RIGHT: A recent photo of Shannette Merriweather. (Undated courtesy photos from the Wyoming Department of Public Safety)

WYOMING, Mich. (WOOD) — Four children who were taken by their mother, who does not have custody rights, have been found safe Monday afternoon, police say.

Wyoming police were looking for Shannette Merriweather, 25, after she walked away with the kids during a supervised visit Sunday afternoon.

At the time, the children were in the care of their legal guardian. Police say Merriweather is unable to adequately care for them. She did not have a vehicle or a known address.

Authorities say Merriweather is in custody. They say more information will be released on Tuesday if she is charged.

Anyone with information should call the Wyoming Department of Public Safety at 616.530.7300.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Know something newsworthy? Report It!

News 8 Links