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Police: 3 children found after taken by non-custodial mother

ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

Three kids from St. Francois County are back with their grandmother after investigators say their mom took them out of state.

Investigators say the children, ages 3, 5, and 7, were on a weekend visit with their mom when she apparently took them.

Their custodial grandmother reported them missing Monday.

Julie Mendoza and the three children were found safe early Tuesday morning in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Mendoza and her boyfriend were arrested and both face charges of interference with custody.

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