Amber Alert Issued for two Washington State Children
Update: 2 missing kids found in Denver
A five-day, five-state search ended successfully Thursday when two Walla Walla children taken by their father last weekend were found safe in Denver.
Lars and Remi Baugher, ages 2 and 4, were expected to be reunited with their mother late Thursday in Denver.
Authorities said the kids were in good physical condition and their father was arrested for custodial in-terference and a federal charge of in-terstate flight to avoid a prosecution.
Images of two young Washington state children who are the subjects of an Amber Alert were captured by surveillance cameras at a fast food restaurant here, FBI agents said.
The video showed Remi Baugher, 4, and Lars Baugher, 2, playing in an indoor jungle gym at a McDonald’s restaurant at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, Missoula FBI Agents Ron Mossback and Monte Shaid said.
Also on Tuesday, the FBI told the Missoula County sheriff’s office that an ATM card belonging to the children’s father, John Baugher, was used at an ATM near the Missoula airport.
The footage showed the children with shorter hair than when they disappeared. The man with them had several days’ growth of beard.
Authorities in two states are on the lookout for Remi and Lars Baugher, two siblings who cops say were kidnapped by their father, John Baugher. Since the children went missing on March 24, 2007, cops have found the father’s vehicle and reports are coming in that the Baughers have been sighted at a McDonald’s in Missoula, Montana. Now, cops tell AMW that Lars, Remi, and John Baugher have all undergone physical transformations making the trio harder to spot
Update: The vehicle was located unoccupied in Stevens Washington, local officials are continuing to check the area for the victims and suspect.
The Washington State Police and the Walla Wala Police department issued the Amber Alert on Sunday evening for the two children. The children were last seen on Saturday afternoon at about 4 PM. Due to recent mental issues the children are believed to be in immediate danger.
Lars Baugher is described as being a 2 year old White male, Blonde hair, Green eyes, 2’7″. 29lbs Wearing: Brown or green jacket, blue jeans, black Converse shoes.
Remi Baugher is described as being a 4 year old white female, Blonde hair, Hazel eyes, 3’1″. 37lbs Wearing: Pink jacket w/heavier yellow jacket over the top, blue jeans, Strawberry Shortcake shoes.
The Suspect is John Baugher, described as being a 34 year old male, White with Brown hair, and Green eyes, Weighing (Aprox): 140lbs.
The suspect vehicle is a Two-Toned brown 1978 Volkswagon transporter Van with Washington license plate number 349NRK. Dent in right front fender and a dent left rear wheel well.
If you have any information on this incident, please call 911 or contact the Walla Walla police department at 509-527-1960.
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