Amber Alert – Gadeaun Children – Missing from Brandenton, Florida

PRESS RELEASE Update 22 September 2017  EUFAULA POLICE DEPARTMENT,  EUFAULA, ALABAMA – Four children, missing from Bradenton, Florida were located safely in Eufaula early Friday morning. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement issued an Amber Alert for the children Wednesday, advising the children were last seen in Manatee County last Friday. Just after midnight, two guests at the Hampton Inn in Eufaula that had seen the Amber Alert thought they recognized the children playing in the lobby area and notified the Eufaula Police Department. Officers located the vehicle identified in the Alert and confirmed that the Alert and warrant were still active. Contact was made with the mother of the children, Jamia Gadeaun and she was taken into custody without incident. The children, age 6, 8, 10, and 12 were checked by Eufaula Fire Department personnel before being turned over to the Barbour County Department of Human Resources. All of the children appeared to be in good health. Ms. Gadeaun was taken to the Eufaula City Jail where she awaits an extradition hearing.

We applaud the attentiveness of the guests that recognized the children and their quick action in notifying our agency. The patrol officer’s response was centered on the children’s safety, and we are pleased that the incident was resolved professionally and peacefully. Chief Steve Watkins Eufaula Police Department

Florida – A Florida AMBER Alert has been issued on September 20th, 2017  for Joseph Gadeaun, who was last seen wearing black shorts and a dark colored shirt with bears on it and Jacqueline Gadeaun, who was last seen wearing a green top and neon orange shorts and Jocelyn Gadeaun, who was last seen wearing a black and white striped top, black pants, and a white sweater and Jowella Gadeaun, who was last seen wearing a long sleeve gray shirt with gray and white sweatpants.

The children were last seen in the area of the 5100 block of 15th Street Court in Bradenton.The children may be in the company of Jaima Gadeaun. Jaima is a forty year old white female with blond hair and blue eyes. She is five feet, seven inches tall and weighs 160 pounds. Her photo is combined with Jocelyn’s on this flyer.

They may be traveling in a 2016, green Toyota Corolla, Florida tag number BNZQ08. #FLAMBER.


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