AMBER Alert canceled, twin girls from Logan County, Ky. found safe

Published: Mar. 25, 2020 at 10:15 PM EDT
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UPDATE 3/26/20 @ 3:45 a.m.

Twin girls who were the subject of a statewide AMBER Alert issued in Kentucky late Wednesday, have been found safe with their mother.

WSAZ's sister station WKYT in Lexington reports Isabella and Audrianna Blanchard were found safe about 2 Thursday morning with their mother Neely, in Dawson Springs, Kentucky.

The 7-year old twins and their mother, who does not have legal custody of the children, had not been seen since Monday, prompting the AMBER Alert.

ORIGINAL STORY 3/25/20 @10 p.m.

An AMBER Alert has been issued for two abducted 7-year-old twins from Logan County, Kentucky.

According to the alert, Isabella and Audrianna Blanchard were last seen with Neely Blanchard last week.

Kentucky State Police say Neely Blanchard does not have custody of the girls. Their grandmother is their legal guardian.

Police say Neely visited the twins on Friday, March 20 at the grandmother's home.

Neely took the girls to a friend's home in Dawson Springs, Ky., but did not take them back to their grandmother's home.

Neely has not been seen or heard from since Monday, March 23.

The girls were last seen wearing pajamas but may have changed clothes.

The girl's grandmother, Susan Blanchard, believes Neely may be headed to South Carolina where Neely's 11-year-old daughter lives with her grandmother.

Police say Neely, 33, has a history of mental illness that is made worse by the coronavirus pandemic.

Police believe Neely has a handgun.

She is driving a black 2014 Ford Escape with a Florida license plate "ECLAUSE."