Children found safe after abduction in Springfield

State News

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) – Springfield Police have located two children who were taken by their non-custodial parent Tuesday afternoon.

4-year-old Kaiden and 8-month-old Brailynn Coran were taken by 22-year-old Khedejha Coran around 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Police confirmed early Wednesday morning that the children had been found in Springfield and were safe.

Springfield Police initially declared an Amber Alert for the boys, but the circumstances did not meet the necessary requirements to be considered a statewide Amber Alert.

According to a police report, Khadejha Coran had just been advised that the State of Ohio was gaining emergency custody of her children.

While Clark County Children Services staff were waiting for court paperwork to be completed, Ms. Coran went and picked up Kaiden and Brailynn from daycare and preschool.

Kaiden was picked up from St. Joseph’s at 819 Kenton St., while Brailynn was picked up from Smart Start Academy located at 2105 Kenton St.

Staff members at both locations stated Ms. Coran was in a hurry while picking the kids up, and was picking them up much earlier than usual.

She was given instructions to keep in contact with Children Services to arrange child visits but officials have been unable to reach her.

Police found the children at the friend of the mother’s house.

The children have been turned over to Children’s Services.

Anyone with information about Khedeja Coran is asked to call Springfield Police.

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