5 children found safe in Florida after amber alert issued in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — An Amber alert was discontinued after 5 missing children out of Charlotte were found safe.

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department said the children were found in good health in Florida alongside their mother.

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An Amber Alert was issued for the five children identified as Uriel Baylor (14), Darnell Carden (14), King Carden (3), Queen Carden (3), and Pharoah Carden (2).

Police said the children were last seen with their mother Joreka Izquierdo. She is believed to be experiencing mental health issues.

Izquierdo may be in a dark blue 2011 Audi Q7 with an NC license plate A861SP. The tag may be removed.

A family member contacted police Friday around 6:37 p.m. in concern for the mother and children.

Police believe Izquierdo is heading to Miami, Florida.

If anyone has information on the whereabouts of Izquierdo and her five children, they are asked to call 911.

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