UPDATE: The three children in the center of a state-wide Endangered Child Alert on July 9 have been located.

According to the Tennessee Investigation Bureau's social media, the children were found safe in Cass County, Minnesota. 

The children were found with their non-custodial parents, Amanda Essex and Michale Darrel Christian. 

Essex and Christian are currently in custody. 

Stay with Channel 3 as we learn more about this developing story. 


PREVIOUS STORY: The TBI issued an endangered child alert on behalf of the Maury County Sheriff's Office for three children who are believed to be with their non-custodial parents.

The missing children are 6-year-old Analia Essex, 2-year-old Abigail Christian, and 1-year-old Michale Christian. Their non-custodial parents Amanda Essex and



Michale Darrel Christian are wanted for custodial interference.

The children and their parents were last seen in Van Buren County on July 9th. There is no known clothing description. They may be traveling to Minnesota in a

white SUV.



If you know the location of Analia, Abigail, Michale, or their parents Amanda Essex and Michale Christian, please call 1-800-TBI-FIND, or the Maury County Sheriff's Office at 931-388-5151.