Missing Battle Creek Kids Safe; Man In Custody

Posted at 2:12 PM, Mar 14, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-14 15:32:49-04

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. —  Two Battle Creek children who went missing for weeks are safe – and a man is in custody – after they were found in West Virginia.

Battle Creek Police in conjunction with the FBI were working to find Harmony Boyd, 3, and Hadden Boyd, 1. The pair were taken to a funeral in West Virginia late last month and hadn’t been seen since Thursday. Police said the children were being transported to the funeral by Aaron Washington, who the children’s mother said was like a grandfather to the kids.

Washington was dating the children’s grandmother.

He and the children were picked up in Martinsburg. W.Va. Washington told police there that he had his telephone turned off. He said that once he turned the phone on he realized there was a problem, called police in Martinsburg and went to the police station where he was arrested.

The children were last seen Feb. 25. At that time Washington was driving a 2004 red Ford Explorer bearing Michigan license plate CNF 9789.