A few days ago Jan wrote a story about two missing children, Charles Jr., 10 and Nathaniel James Baines, 9. You can read it here.
Few missing children stories have happy endings, but this one might have some light at the end of a dark tunnel. Jan and I reached out to the legal guardian, grandmother, Judith Baines offering our support. It seems that the problem has been resolved.
Neither Jan nor I want to interfere with an active police investigation, but I think it would be fine to share this email (caps are how was it was sent):
THEY ARE FOUND!!!! AT THE MEXICAN BORDER RIGHT NOW – & THE SHERIFF IS ON HIS WAY TO COLLECT THEM!!!
THANK YOU FOR PRAYERS & HELP & THOUGHTS & … EVERYTHING – THEY WILL BE HOME SOME TIME TONIGHT.
This in from what Jan had to say:
“I thank God that the boys were found safe and will be home again soon. They were both without much needed medicine and without it for too long could have been a life-threatening matter for them. My thoughts and prayers will be with the Baines family tonight as they are rejoined together.”
There are still many unanswered questions. But those can wait until later. I am just thankful that there does seem to be a resolution to what was rapidly turning into just yet another ugly story.
Simon Barrett (with help from Jan Barrett)