Missing twins found safe, mother grateful

Alyssa and Alex Allen are safe
November 9, 2010 9:22:58 PM PST
Police say the father of two missing 7-year-old twins was stopped in Georgia by highway patrol officers Tuesday with the siblings in the car with him.

Alyssa and Alex Allen are safe in McIntosh County - south of Savannah.

Before Tuesday, the kids were last seen 10 days ago with their father Alvin Allen by clerks at Roses in Cary's South Hills Mall.

Their mother, Susan Boggs, says she dropped her twins off Halloween Sunday to visit with him, but they were never returned.

"I love and I'm looking for them - desperately looking for them," she said. "And I want them to come home more than anything in the world."

Boggs says both of her twins have breathing conditions that require medicine their father didn't have.

On Tuesday, Boggs received a phone call that Alvin Allen had been pulled over by the Georgia state patrol halfway between Savannah and the Florida line.

"I'm excited and I'm happy and I just, I can't imagine," Boggs said. "Just want to scream and run and jump the whole way there. Unbelievable."

Boggs headed from Erwin to Georgia just minutes after she spoke with Alyssa and Alex.

"I just told them I was on my way to come get them and that I loved them," she said. "And they told me, 'I love you, too.'"

She told ABC11 she believes Alvin Allen took her children to avoid having to pay child support. He was scheduled to appear in court next week, because of unpaid child support.

Alvin Allen is currently in jail, while the children are in foster care.

"I am supposed to meet with a social worker at 8:30 in the morning," Boggs said. "Checking my background making sure I am not a criminal, anything like that. They will go before a judge, if the judge sees I am a good person then they will give me the kids back tomorrow."

Boggs says she isn't sure when they'll return home, but she said once she does she will have a lot of people to thank for their help and their prayers.

Meanwhile, Erwin's police chief will hold a press conference Wednesday morning to talk about the case.

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