Detroit police say mother, 4 young children thought to be in danger are safe

Detroit police say a mother and her four children who have been missing since Jan. 21 have been found safe after police said she walked into the Dearborn Police Department.

Kornecia Waiters, 29, and her four children, ages 2, 4, 9 and 11, had not been seen since Tuesday, according to DPD. 

Police say Waiters was last seen picking up her two sons from their school in the 6800 block of Nevada around 4 p.m. on Tuesday. The boys' stepfather, who is also the biological father of Waiter's two daughters, accompanied her on the pick-up.

Police say they all left the location in a silver Ford Crown Victoria. 

The stepfather of Waiters' sons was later taken into police custody on Jan. 22 for alleged child abuse.

Detroit police clarified on Friday that the arrest was for an unrelated case that didn't involve any of the four missing children. 

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