Children abducted from Anderson found ‘unharmed’ – Indianapolis Star

Three children, who police said were abducted by their father from Anderson Sunday afternoon, were found “unharmed” in Roscoe, Illinois.

Blake Rindahl, 28, and his three children were taken into custody by Illinois State Police around 8:20 p.m., ending the Amber Alert that was issued nearly two hours earlier.

Anderson police said the children are in protective custody, and believed to be unharmed. Rindahl is facing preliminary charges of battery, strangulation and violation of a protective order, police said.

When the alert was issued, the children were thought to be in “extreme danger” and police believed Rindahl was armed. 

The children’s mother had a protective order against Rindahl, police said. Around 2:30 p.m. Sunday Anderson police responded to a domestic battery call at her home, which is when they were told Rindahl left with the children. Police believe the two are still legally married.

Police figured early on that Rindahl left the area, although they continued searching, because the family has only lived in Indiana for two years, and police said Rindahl had no known associations in the state.

The car he was thought to be driving has a Minnesota license plate. He was brought into custody near the Illinois-Wisconsin boarder.

The missing children were Adyson, Peyton and Jayden Rindahl. Adyson and Peyton are both two years old. Jayden is eight months old.

Call IndyStar reporter Emma Kate Fittes at (317) 444-6129. Follow her on Twitter: @IndyEmmaKate.

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