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2 missing Missouri children located in Florida at grocery store with kidnapper

HIGH SPRINGS, Fla. — Two children that were missing from Missouri were located in High Springs, Florida, in a grocery store Wednesday, a year after they first disappeared.

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In a news release, High Springs Police Department said that on Wednesday two abducted children from Missouri and their alleged kidnapper were located after a routine vehicle tag check that came back listing the owner as a fugitive. Officers tracked them down to a Winn Dixie grocery store reportedly with disguises.

The children were reported missing since March 15, 2022, according to WFLA.

The two children were identified by police as Brooke and Adrian Gilley, according to WFLA. They were found with their non-custodial mother, Kristi Nicole Gilley, 36.

Gilley was arrested on an active kidnapping warrant out of Clay County, Missouri, authorities say.

According to WFLA, the warrant was issued in July 2022 which was months after the children were last seen.

Brooke and Adrian were turned over to the Florida Department of Children and Families Services, according to High Springs Police Department. They will be reunited with their birth family.

No further information has been released.

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