The two toddler sisters reported missing from their grandmother’s Miami home on Monday were found in West Palm Beach Wednesday, Miami police said.
The two girls — Keilyn and Kristel Martinez, ages 4 and 3 — were in good physical condition and are in the custody of the Department of Children and Families, police said. The Miami police department’s Special Victims Unit, working with the U.S. Marshal Service, recovered the children.
Police arrested Christy Vigo Rezkala, 26, and Erlin Martinez, 28, charging them with interfering with a judge’s custody order. Rezkala and Martinez are the parents, but they do not have custody of the two girls, Miami police said.
The girls were last seen Sunday at about 3 a.m. at their grandmother’s Miami home at 2853 SW 23rd St., according to police. Miami police officer Rene Pimentel said the grandmother, who has custody of the sisters, told police that her daughter and the children’s father showed up at her home in the middle of the night for a visit.
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The grandmother went to sleep and when she woke up at 10 a.m. she did not hear the girls. She waited until noon to enter their bedroom and saw they were gone. She tried to call her daughter, to no avail.
She reported the girls missing to police Monday.