Crime & Justice

Amber Alert cancelled after mom, boys found OK in SoCal

A photo from the Amber Alert flier shows Lexington, Lakai and Lloyd Wyatt of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Authorities in Southern California issued an alert for the boys on Sunday, September 10, 2017. They are believed to be with their mother.
A photo from the Amber Alert flier shows Lexington, Lakai and Lloyd Wyatt of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Authorities in Southern California issued an alert for the boys on Sunday, September 10, 2017. They are believed to be with their mother.
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Authorities say a woman and her three young sons who were reported missing in New Mexico have been found safe in Southern California.

Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Felicia Maggard said late Sunday detectives were investigating the disappearance of Laria Walker-Anderson and the boys, which led to an Amber Alert.

Maggard said in an email that Anderson and the boys aged 6, 8 and 9 were located in the city of Lancaster in Los Angeles County. The Amber Alert was cancelled.

Deputy Sheriff Kimberly Alexander of the L.A. Sheriff's Department told KPCC that they received a call at 8:35 p.m. yesterday that Anderson walked into the Lancaster fire station to surrender to the authorities.

Anderson is believed to have driven from Albuquerque through Arizona and into California, where she has family. Authorities say Anderson has full custody of the boys but made threatening comments during a fight with their father.

The case is currently under investigation by the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office, which is working to determine if any charges will be filed against Anderson.

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