Utah Amber Alert
SOUTH SALT LAKE – An amber alert has been canceled and the four children have been located unharmed.
Police said two suspects are in custody.
Police issued Amber’s alert Wednesday afternoon, after four children were believed to be in danger when their mother and grandmother took them in.
South Salt Lake Police said two-month-old Aaron Murillo and two-year-old Oakley Murillo were taken from the courtroom after the Department of Family and Child Services granted custody of the children Wednesday.
Their 22-year-old mother and 38-year-old grandmother were reported to have taken off with the children after the mother lost custody of them to the Department of Child and Family Services during Wednesday’s hearing, according to authorities.
Both women are now in police custody.
The warning also referred to two older children whose mother retained custody of them.
Police spokeswoman Danielle Crowell said the women took the children from the school before fleeing with the young child and infant.
Police believed the young children were in danger because the mother reportedly sent a text message to the DCFS case officer stating that the children were “killed or to be killed” and refused to hand them over to DCFS. The police at the time were also concerned about taking care of older children.
No further details were available as of Wednesday afternoon.