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Police share details after abducted New York children were found in Alabama

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(WBNG/WROC) -- Two children forcibly taken from their foster home in Greece, N.Y. on Monday were found safe in Alabama Wednesday evening. 

Greece Police Chief Andrew Forsythe said 3-year-old Shekeria Cash and 5-year-old Dmitri Cash are in police custody and are no longer in danger. 

The children were found in Montgomery, Ala., tracked by a vehicle that was rented out of Rochester, N.Y. Chief Forsythe said one person is in custody in Alabama. He could not release the identity of the person in custody due to the investigation.

“While this is the best outcome that we could ask for, this investigation is far from over,” Chief Forsythe said. “Every person responsible for this abduction will be sought and apprehended. They will be held responsible for what they did.”

Chief Forsythe said blood evidence found at the foster home on English Road helped police find the suspects. He said local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies came together for this case. 

“For 48 hours these men and women worked around the clock to develop leads, to run down witnesses, to conduct interviews, and not one time in that 48 hours was there one gripe, or one complaint,” Chief Forsythe said. “To have this done in 48 hours is truly amazing police work. This is truly a moment that we will cherish forever.”

An official from the Western New York U.S. said the kids are now safe and will be returned to their home soon. 

Forsythe said the children were being secreted under a blanket under the floorboard of a vehicle.

Chief Forsythe said the Binova Advocacy Child Center will help with the care of the children once they return to New York State. 

Police issued an AMBER Alert on Tuesday after Dmitri and Shekeria were abducted Monday night.

The alert was canceled Wednesday after the children were found safely. 

The investigation is ongoing at this time. 

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