4 children reported missing after mother took them from day care found safe

Gilbrina Longworth and her children were reported missing (clockwise from left): Israel Longworth, Shelliya Jackson, Noryye Longworth and Shelly Jackson.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Four children who were missing since December 20 were safely located early Wednesday evening.

Detectives say their biological mother, Gilbrina Longworth, removed the kids from a day care located at 4017 North 34 Street in Tampa before a Child Protective Services Investigator could make contact with them.

It’s unclear if Longworth has been located or if she faces charges at this time.

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