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Mother discovered in North Carolina after going missing

When the mother of a child goes missing and leaves the father with no idea of where his child is, it can make a custody situation incredibly tense. You always deserve to know where your children are when you have joint custody arrangements. Sometimes things aren't as they appear, but other times, parents run away with their children and face serious consequences when they're found.

A mother who went missing with her two children recently has been found, according to a report out of Virginia. The mother had taken her children and fled prior to her family home burning down. Police are calling the circumstance suspicious, but they have not gone as far as to charge her in the case.

The Virginia mother was discovered in North Carolina at a local ecovillage. The 29-year-old woman was discovered with her 9-month-old daughter and 7-year-old son. All three were healthy on discovery.

This story is a little strange. The initial report shows that the woman's home burned down just after 3:00 a.m., on Sunday, Jan. 22. Later that day, the woman and her children were reported as missing.

The father of one of the children, the 7-year-old boy, reported that his son, the boy's sister and the boy's mother left the ecovillage, Earthaven, of their own free will when police arrived. The boy's father went to North Carolina to pick up his son after the ordeal.

It's believed that the woman may have been trying to go "off the grid" with her children. The village is known as a community dedicated to learning and demonstrating how to work with the earth in a holistic and sustainable culture. Her family reports that the woman left with the children at night because they would be able to sleep through the night and did not know a fire had broken out in her home.

Situations like this can be questionable, and it's important to make sure your child remains safe. You can speak to your attorney about protective measures to keep your child in your custody or even just in the state.

Source: 13 News Now, "Family: Missing mother, children found at North Carolina 'ecovillage'," Jan. 26, 2017

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