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Missing foster children are in police custody

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 3:54 p.m.

All five children from a Washington County family who left a foster home in Latrobe have been located and were in police custody on Wednesday evening, according to state police at Greensburg.

Three of the children walked into the Uniontown police station during the evening.

The children were to be turned over to the Washington County Children and Youth Services agency.

“It's a state police case now,” a dispatcher said. “That's all we can say.”

Trooper Steve Limani of Greensburg said someone helped the five children in the Dainty family — ages 2 to 17 — leave the foster home.

“We believe they had some help leaving. We are seeking any information we can get ” Limani said.

Police said Brittney, 17; Danielle, 14; Cassie, 11; Hannah, 7; and Neveah, 2, were placed in the foster home on Tuesday evening by Washington County Children and Youth Services but ran away about 12:30 a.m.

Brittney, Danielle, Cassie and Hannah are sisters, and Neveah is Brittney's daughter.

CYS said attempts to contact the children on one of the Dainty's cellphones were unsuccessful.

Because of confidentiality rules regarding juveniles, information on the reason the girls were placed in foster care cannot be released, Limani said.

Trooper Robert Harr, who is investigating, said police believed the children had returned to the Charleroi area.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call state police at 724-832-3288, Washington County Children and Youth Services at 724-288-3761 or a local police department.

Chuck Brittain contributed to this report Paul Peirce is a staff writer for Trib Total Media..



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