Police are crediting an amber alert for the safe recovery of two Iowa children.
A 1-month-old and 4-year-old were taken by their mother Tuesday afternoon. Police say Cari Ann Eich did not have legal custody when she took the children from a home in Onawa where they were living with her parents.
Police say Eich and her parents were packing up to bring her to a women’s shelter in Sioux City when she instead took off with the two boys.
They were located around 8 p.m. about an hour and a half away in Fremont, Nebraska.
Police say someone spotted the Eich’s truck after the Amber Alert was broadcast on a local radio station.
“There’s got to be very specific criteria, information met, so those amber alerts give the public a good idea of who to look for, what to look for, that kind of thing. And this was an absolute success story from the get go basically,” DCI Special Agent Mitch Mortevidt said.
Eich is facing two felony charges and is being held in a Nebraska jail.