Missing Kids Found Safe in Minnesota

Missing Kids Found Safe in Minnesota Click to Enlarge Photo: Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

UPDATE 1:10

(KNSI) - The three children reported missing from Tennesse are safe after an early morning arrest of two suspects accused of taking the children.

Six year old Analia Essex, two year old Abigial Christian and one year old Michale Christian were taken by their non-custodial parents on Tuesday, July 9th.

After a witness reported seeing the suspect's vehicle Thursday afternoon in rural Cass County, Cass County Sheriff's Office and Minnesota BCA agents arrested Michale Darrel Christian, 48, and Amanda Colene Essex, 25, on property near Motley, MN.

Christian and Essex are currently being held in the Crow Wing County jail awaiting extradition to Tennesse. The three children are safe and authorities are working to return them to Tennesse.


Original story posted 7:10 a.m.

(KNSI) - Three kids reported missing from Maury County, Tennessee earlier this week have been found safe in Minnesota.

Six year old Analia Essex, two year old Abigail Christian and one year old Michale Christian were taken by their non-custodial parents July 9th. The two, 25 year old Amanda Essex and 48 year old Michale Darrel Christian are currently in custody.

No further details have been released.

KNSI has reached out for a statement.

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