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CBP Locates Three Missing Children At Detroit-Windsor Tunnel

Release Date: 
March 17, 2016

DETROIT— U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel located three children, ages 10, 11, and 12, and arrested the woman wanted in the connection of their disappearance.

Traffic at Detroit-Windsor Tunnel

Traffic at Detroit-Windsor Tunnel

On March 16, a female U.S. citizen, age 43, and her three children arrived at the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, traveling to Detroit. A CBP primary inspection officer made system queries on the woman in national databases revealing an outstanding warrant for custodial kidnapping.  Additional queries revealed missing person records for the three children issued by the Saint Clair Shores, Mich., Police Department.

“CBP and its partnership with state and local law enforcement agencies successfully facilitated the safe return of three minor children and bring the wanted person to justice,” said Port Director Rod Blanchard. “I commend the CBP officers involved and the swift reporting by our partner agency.”

The woman and children were turned over to Saint Clair Shores Police Department for further investigation. 

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017