Update: According to police the Amber Alert was canceled. As a result, we have removed the images that include the children’s faces as well as their names.
CITRUS COUNTY, Fla. – Authorities in Florida issued an Amber Alert after police say a non-custodial mother kidnapped her children Saturday.
According to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, 38-year-old Stacey Williams took her 3-year-old daughter and 1-year-old son from their guardian’s home Saturday.
Williams doesn’t have custody of the children. She struggled against the guardian before taking the toddlers and leaving. A warrant has been issued for her arrest.
When the children were last seen, the three-year-old was wearing a pink dress with no shoes and the one-year-old was wearing an orange shirt and a diaper.
Investigators said Williams may be traveling with her husband, Ryan Williams, who is also the children’s father. Police said the two have a “volatile” relationship and a history of drug use.
The couple may be in a white 2004 Ford Expedition with license plate DNS-C62. Investigators said they were possibly headed to West Virginia or Ohio.
Anyone with information should call 911 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-ANY-TIPS.