2 Fayetteville children found safe in South Carolina after mother accused of kidnapping them

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Friday, March 20, 2020

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) -- Two Fayetteville children were found safe by law enforcement in South Carolina late Thursday night after their mother was accused of kidnapping them.

Fayetteville Police Department officers searched for 8-year-old Hezekiah Taylor and 4-year-old Jaaliya Taylor after 33-year-old Deanne Brooks was accused of kidnapping them from the 1100 block of Sleepy Hollow Drive just after 9:30 p.m.

Officers said Brooks lost custody of the children in Florida.

According to a news release, the two children are in the process of being reunited with their grandmother.

Police believed Brooks was heading back to Palm Bay, Florida with the children.