Police Asking for Help Locating Missing Children

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Morgan Griffin

Morgan Griffin

Landon Griffin

Landon Griffin

Update: The Amber Alert has been cancelled, but the children have not yet been located.

POLK COUNTY, Iowa  —  The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help locating two children.

An Amber Alert has been issued for Morgan Griffin, 11, and Landon Griffin, 12, who police say were abducted by their biological mother Mary Andrea Purcell.

Morgan is 5’3″ and 140 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Landon is 5’4″ and 135 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Purcell is 5’2″ with brown hair and green eyes. She is believed to be driving a gold or brown 2003 Chevrolet Suburban with license plate number CRY371. She may be headed for the state of Oregon.

Chevy Suburban License #CRY371

Chevy Suburban License #CRY371

The children were last seen with Purcell on December 28th 2016, and one of the children has a medical issue that requires ongoing attention.

Purcell has had her parental rights terminated and there is a valid Polk County warrant for Violation of a Custodial Order for her.

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of these individuals, please contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 515-286-3333 or your local law enforcement agency.