Sheriff: DHR talking to parents of boys who showed up at Wetumpka resident’s home

Law enforcement has turned over to DHR two children whom the Elmore County sheriff says...
Law enforcement has turned over to DHR two children whom the Elmore County sheriff says wandered up to a Wetumpka home Wednesday morning. Their parents have been located and are being interviewed by DHR about the incident.(Source: Elmore County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Sep. 15, 2021 at 2:01 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 15, 2021 at 3:37 PM CDT
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ELMORE COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) - Two small, unidentified children who showed up at a Wetumpka resident’s home have been turned over the the Alabama Department of Human Resources, which is now investigating the situation, according to the Elmore County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Bill Franklin’s office requested the public’s help identifying the children and their parents/guardians Wednesday morning. The incident happened around 11 a.m. at a home off Highway 9 in Wetumpka.

“We got a call from a resident who said the kids wandered up to their house,” Franklin explained. He said his deputies picked up the children and took them to DHR, adding the case is now in DHR’s hands.

Following a public request for help, the sheriff said “two parents have showed up,” and added “they’re [DHR] having a discussion with them [parents] now, from what I understand.”

Asked for comment, a DHR spokesperson said “because this is a child welfare case, we cannot comment on the matter.”

UPDATE: The children's parents have been identified. Thank you to everyone that shared this post and reached out with...

Posted by Elmore County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

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