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Durham Police Seek Kidnapped Twins

Posted December 26, 2006
Updated December 29, 2006

— Durham authorities are trying to locate 17-month-old twins who they say were kidnapped from their adoptive parents over the weekend.

Allison Lee Quets, 49, the children's birth mother who has monthly visitation rights, picked them up on Dec. 22 but failed to return them Sunday evening, police said.

Police checked Quets' apartment on Trailview Lane but no one was there. They believe Quets might have taken the children to Florida or Kentucky.

The twins --Tyler Lee Needham (Quets) and Holly Ann Needham (Quets) –have blond hair and blue eyes and might be traveling in a white Plymouth van with North Carolina license LRJ-6644 or Florida license E37-7HZ.

Anyone with information about their whereabouts is asked to call 911 or the Durham Police Department at 919-560-4427.

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  • geowilrlst Dec 29, 2006

    One only has to look at the Duke Lacross case and the work of Mr Buffon Nifong to see what a mess it can become !

  • geowilrlst Dec 29, 2006

    The cops in Durham can't find their own ass with both hands so I hope that the State and Fed's get involved real damn quick !

  • WhatEver Dec 27, 2006

    There are all different types of adoption When children are adopted the biological parents can request anything, such as visitation. Parents are so eager to adopt that that is a easy request to say yes.

  • whocares Dec 27, 2006

    Why would their biological mother have any right to see them? If they are adopted they should have no contact with her and she should not know where they are. How did she find them? Someone dropped the ball BIG TIME. I just pray that they find these two litte girls safe and that their supposed mother is put in jail for a very long time.

  • griffinicole Dec 27, 2006

    It could have been a foster to adopt situation. We just don't know. I hope they find the children soon.

  • shea0961 Dec 27, 2006

    To the family of Holly & Tyler....Know I will be praying until these little angels return home safe. God is with you.

  • tnt4kps Dec 27, 2006

    What a sad story at Christmastime of all times. I hope and pray the children are returned home safely. This is very sad. What beautiful kids and I know their family must miss them dearly. You are all in our prayers. The T Family

  • Tax Man Dec 27, 2006

    I pray these children are returned safely to the family home. Why would a biological parent have any contact with the children once they were adopted? The whole point of an adoption is to remove all parental rights and responsibilities of the biological parent and give all of those rights and responsibilities to the adoptive parents. The child is NO LONGER the child of the biological parent(s).

  • FragmentFour Dec 27, 2006

    For all of its rough spots, there's something to be said for closed adoptions. Let's hope this is less of a disaster than it looks like it might be.

  • yllohrelyt Dec 26, 2006

    PLEASE pray for the safe return of Holly & Tyler. These children are such a gift to our family.

    ~Family of the Twins~