4 Missing Children Taken By Father Found Safe: Hollywood Police

The children were unharmed, and their father is being questioned, police said.

Monday, Mar 10, 2014  |  Updated 11:49 PM EDT
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The four missing children that Hollywood Police were searching for were found Monday afternoon at an apartment complex in Sunny Isles Beach, police said. Their father, James Michael Weathers, 24, was released after Hollywood Police said they detained him for questioning by detectives. A hearing concerning their custody will be held Tuesday morning. NBC 6’s Keith Jones reports.

The four missing children that Hollywood Police were searching for were found Monday afternoon at an apartment complex in Sunny Isles Beach, police said. Their father, James Michael Weathers, 24, was released after Hollywood Police said they detained him for questioning by detectives. A hearing concerning their custody will be held Tuesday morning. NBC 6’s Keith Jones reports.

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4 Missing Children Taken By Father Found Safe: Hollywood Police

The four missing children that Hollywood Police have been searching for were found Monday afternoon at an apartment complex in Sunny Isles Beach, and their father has been detained, police said. NBC 6's Hank Tester reports.
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The four missing children that Hollywood Police were searching for were found Monday afternoon at an apartment complex in Sunny Isles Beach, police said.

Their father, James Michael Weathers, 24, was released after Hollywood Police said they detained him for questioning by detectives.

His children, who are safe and unharmed, were located by Hollywood detectives at about 3:30 p.m. at an apartment complex at 251 174th St. in Sunny Isles Beach, according to police.

The children – 6-year-old Giovanni, 4-year-old Julianne and twin 2-year-olds Isaac and Isaiah – were taken into protective custody by the Department of Children and Families.

DCF spokeswoman Paige Patterson said they would remain in the agency's custody overnight.

A hearing concerning their custody will be held Tuesday morning, with Weathers and the children's mother, Christine Cuba, expected to appear before a judge.

Weathers' mother was given custody of the children about a year ago.

Hollywood Police said earlier Monday that they were looking for the possibly endangered children, who were taken by their father before they were scheduled to be removed from his home on Monday.

Police said previously that the children and Weathers were believed to be traveling with Julie Ann Pilkington, 22, and that they might be in a blue 2003 Toyota Corolla with license plate 5537IQ.

Sunny Isles Beach Police and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement provided assistance, police said.

Authorities asked anyone with information to call Hollywood Police at 954-967-4411 or Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

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