Missing siblings found safe, mother in custody

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by KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on August 30, 2013 at 5:59 AM

Updated Friday, Aug 30 at 7:55 AM

Two children who were taken by their father's home in Puyallup by their mother were found safe Friday morning. Their mother was taken into custody.

The Pierce County Sheriff's Department said Temeka Rougutt showed up at her mother's house in the Puyallup Valley around 7 a.m. It was a location deputies were watching.

Relatives say Temeka took Jaden and Lexi Rougutt Thursday night. She does not have custody of the children and her visitations are supervised. They say she is bipolar, has been acting strange lately and has made threats of suicide in the past.

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The Amber Alert system was not activated for this case, but police called it a missing endangered children case. A Washington State Patrol spokesman said WSP and other police agencies changed what they consider to be an Amber Alert so as to not overwhelm media broadcasts. He said that a stranger who abducts a child is definitely an Amber Alert. Custodial issues or missing, elderly people are now referred to as Missing Endangered

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