May 3, 2012 at 6:50 am
FARIBAULT, MN (AP) - Authorities say a mother and her three young children whose disappearance triggered a state crime alert have been found safe.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension issued an alert Wednesday afternoon after 24-year old Andrea Ramirez called a friend and said her boyfriend had taken control of her vehicle and was taking them to Interstate 35.
Investigators say cell phone records later indicated the user was in a wooded area in Faribault, but a search of the area came up empty.
The bureau later said the woman and children were safe, but did not provide details.