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Missing Kids Found, Mom Turns Herself In

Posted at: 12/03/2012 3:40 PM
Updated at: 12/03/2012 5:08 PM
By: James Wilcox

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- Two kids are back in foster care after being found with their mother at a motel in Mankato.

Police say 21-year-old Reina Ganderilla took the 2-year-old and 4-month-old from a foster home in Pemberton last week. She doesn't have custody.

Authorities tell us they were contacted by Ganderilla Monday afternoon, and she expressed her desire to turn herself in. She's now in the Blue Earth County Jail. Police say the children are in good health.

Investigators had put out a national alert to find Ganderilla and her children because they thought she could be headed to Chicago where she has friends and family.