Two toddlers abducted from Dallas found safe after Amber Alert; suspect in custody

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Two kidnapped Dallas children were found safe early Tuesday morning after the Texas Department of Public Safety issued an Amber Alert for them Monday evening.

An Amber Alert has been issued for two Dallas children, the Texas Department of Public Safety announced Monday evening. 
An Amber Alert has been issued for two Dallas children, the Texas Department of Public Safety announced Monday evening.

Toddlers Seven and Curtis Jeter, ages 2 and 4 years old, were abducted by their father and had last been seen in the 5900 block of Highland Village Drive in Dallas at about 2:30 p.m. on Monday, according to a news release. Dallas police said they were found safe about 3:15 a.m. Tuesday.

Officials said their father, 24-year-old Curtis Everett Jeter II, was the suspect who was believed to have taken the children. Dallas police said he is also a suspect in a homicide in which the boys’ aunt was killed.

Curtis Everett Jeter surrendered to the Homicide Unit at Dallas Police Headquarters on Tuesday morning and will be charged with murder, police said about 8 a.m.

He is a suspect in the shooting death of the children’s aunt, Hope Janicenassia Hensley, who was found in her apartment with a gunshot wound Monday morning.

At about 9:12 a.m., Dallas police officers responded to the shooting call in the 4700 block of Meadow Street. Hensley, 20, was taken to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

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