April 24, 2013 at 9:35 PM
UPDATE: Amber Alert for Marysville boy canceled
UPDATE 11:10 P.M. | The Amber Alert for a 6-year-old Marysville boy has been canceled. Mountlake Terrace police officers found the mother and her son at a Brier-area home, according to the Marysville Police Department.
“Both are safe and were found though various tips from the public, Facebook, and the dedicated professionals at the Marysville Police Department,” said a release from Marysville police.
An Amber Alert has been issued for a 6-year-old autistic Marysville boy who went missing as Child Protective Services workers were trying to do a welfare check.
The boy was last seen at 1350 Cedar Avenue around noon today, according to the alert. His mother, Shannan Christine Guest, would not allow CPS workers to check on the boy earlier today.
The workers left to obtain a court order to place the boy in state custody. When they returned, they found that Guest had fled the area in a white 2012 Ford Focus.
Guest is described as a 37-year-old white woman standing 5-foot-4 weighing 140 pounds.
In a January 2012 Facebook posting, Guest said that she has long battled with the state for custody of her child, who she said has been in at least seven foster homes.
“Everything they have asked of me I have done,” Guest said of the state’s custody requirements in the post. “I go to every class, engage in every service they have told me I need to complete before they will allow (him) to come home.
“Every time I complete one service, they add 2 more. Staying compliant with everything they demand of me is a full time job.”
Anyone with information of their whereabouts is asked to call 911.
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