2 missing Prince George’s Co. children found in Florida, suspect arrested

Two children from Prince George’s County, Maryland, missing since last week, were found Wednesday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and police have arrested a suspect.

Berwyn Heights police confirmed in a tweet that Michael Hush and Kaylee Moore-Stone had been found. They had been missing since last Wednesday, and police alerted the public Friday.

News partners NBC Washington reported that Melissa Hush, 35, took the children and all three were found in a hotel room in Fort Lauderdale. She was arrested and faces multiple charges, including abduction. She was named a suspect by police early in the investigation.

Lt. Daniel Unger told WTOP that detectives were working around the clock in order to locate the children. He said the situation had not triggered an Amber Alert because there was not enough actionable information for the public, such as a vehicle they were last seen in, to meet the criteria for the alert.

WTOP’s Nardos Mesmer contributed to this report. 

Jose Umana

José Umaña is a digital editor for WTOP. He’s been working as a journalist for almost a decade, covering local news, education and sports. His work has appeared in The Prince George’s Sentinel, The Montgomery Sentinel, Orlando Sentinel, PressBox and The Diamondback.

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