Four children abducted by their non-custodial father were discovered in the cab of a semi truck in Michigan during a search for just one
The truck driving father, Joses Braxton, was arrested outside of a Walmart on September 15th in Riviera Beach, Florida after one of the children was reported missing to US Marshalls on September 13th. The one reported had been missing since April, and the other three from a different mother had been abducted in September of 2021, but had not been reported missing, according to the Sacramento Bee.
The children, ranging in ages from three to ten, were collected by US Marshalls and will be returned to their families, all in Michigan. Deputy US Marshal Robert Watson said that some of the children had been living in the semi truck for a year, and called the situation “probably one of the strangest things I’ve ever seen in my life.”
“It’s hard for me to comprehend how they went day in and day out with nobody saying anything,” Watson said. “Maybe folks don’t want to get involved. There’s a million reasons out there. But I’m just glad this story had a happy ending.”
Braxton was wanted on a felony warrant for parental kidnapping. It is unclear if he will face additional charges.