Two Eastern Iowa Children Found Safe Following Amber Alert

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TORONTO, Iowa – Two eastern Iowa children were found safe in Illinois after their abduction Monday night prompted an Amber Alert.

The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office says the abduction happened just before 9:00 p.m. in Toronto. Deputies were dispatched on a complaint of non-custodial child abduction. During the interview with Aubrie O’Haver, she told them she had been grocery shopping with the kids and their father, Taylor Milroy. When they returned home, O’Haver was unloading groceries and Milroy drove off with the children still in the car.

An Amber Alert was issued for 4-year-old Bryson Milroy and 2-year-old Braxton Milroy based off of statements O’Haver told deputies Milroy had made about wanting to harm everyone. She said Milroy had recently had his parental rights terminated.

Officers with the Moline Police Department in Illinois located the boys, with Milroy, at an apartment complex in Moline around 2:52 a.m. Tuesday. The children were then safely returned to their mother.

The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office says Milroy was not arrested at the time the children were recovered and warrants still need to be filed before he can be taken into custody.