Authorities: 3 children found in custodial interference case

MARANA, Ariz. (AP) — Southern Arizona authorities say three children allegedly abducted against their will in a custodial interference case have been found safe and are back at home in the Marana area.

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department says the three children ages 14 through 16 were located early Tuesday morning in a remote area north of Globe, which is 70 miles (112.6 kilometers) north of Marana.

The department says the children’s mother, 33-year-old Bedajii Harnesberry, was arrested on suspicion of custodial interference.

No additional information was released on the recovery of the children but authorities had said they were last seen Monday in the Marana area and that the children’s grandmother, Danese Harnesberry, has full legal custody.

Authorities also said Bedajii Harnesberry might be headed for New Mexico’s Santa Fe County.