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Missing Missouri children found safe, suspect in custody

Police say the children could be traveling in a 2009 Red Ford Flex (SUV), LPN: RA1J1L out of Missouri.
Credit: ASP

SOUTHWEST CITY, Mo. — Update-- An Amber Alert out of Southwest Missouri has been canceled after the two children were found safe and the suspect was taken into custody in Oklahoma. 

RELATED: Missouri Amber Alert children found safe, suspect in custody in Oklahoma

Original-- According to Arkansas State Police, an AMBER alert has been issued for two Missouri children, Genesis and Samuel Padron.

Police say a non-custodial parent, 35-year-old Hilda Melendez, allegedly assaulted a woman who was watching the children and took them from the home.

The children could be traveling in a 2009 Red Ford Flex (SUV), LPN: RA1J1L out of Missouri.

Police say the vehicle could also be occupied by the suspects mother, Betty. They are possibly headed toward Mexico. Recent statements made indicate the children are in danger.

If you see Genesis and Samuel or have any information on her whereabouts, please contact Missouri State Highway Patrol at (417) 223-4318.

A previous version of this story stated that only one child was missing. It has since been edited with updates.