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Granville Children Found Safe In Virginia

Posted April 8, 2005 1:38 a.m. EDT

— Granville County authorities say three children missing for almost a week were found in Clifton Forge, Va.

Chance, Alyssa and Gage Odell left with their grandparents, William and Susan Bookman, for vacation on March 24. Deputies say the grandparents called the parents Sunday and said they were having car trouble, but had not been heard from since.

The Granville County Sheriff's Office said the grandparents had some relatives in Virginia that they were not immediately aware of. Once they learned about them and checked, they found the children safe and sound. Authorities believe the situation stems from a custody issue.

The grandparents have been arrested and the children are in the custody of social services.