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Missing Fresno children found safe in Sacramento with father

March 1, 2013 | 10:46 am

Seven siblings reported missing in Fresno have been found safe in Sacramento with their biological father, authorities said Friday.

The Yang children went missing last Saturday, when police say their mother and stepfather left them at home to go grocery shopping and had the eldest child, 12-year-old Chee Nou, look after the others.

When the kids’ parents returned, they were gone, and their clothes were missing, too, investigators said, according to Fox40 in Sacramento.

The kids were found with their biological father, Xa Yang, who lives in Sacramento and has been estranged from the family for three years.

An FBI task force located the seven children--ages 5 to 12--unharmed Thursday, said Fresno police Sgt. Jaime Rios, according to the Associated Press.

He told the Fresno Bee they were in good spirits. Police had said earlier that they had been unable to contact the father. He was not detained.

Rios said Fresno and Sacramento police departments will investigate to determine if a crime was committed. Investigators said they found no signs of forced entry.

They didn't believe the children were in any danger and didn't issue an Amber Alert.

The children are: Chee Nou Yang, 12; Cha Meng Yang, 11; Zia Yang, 10; Chue Feng Yang, 8; Zang Yang, 7; Tria Yang, 6; and Tou Ger Yang, 5.

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-- Ian McDonal, Fox40 in Sacramento

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