Updated:MARYSVILLE, Wash. —
Authorities have found two young brothers who were missing since Sunday morning. After receiving tips from the public, Marysville police found the boys safe in Everett.
Police said the boys were taken by their biological mother, Tara Anderson-Miller, who does not have legal guardianship, during a recent visitation.
The brothers had been staying with their grandmother, who has legal guardianship.
Miller, 30, is homeless and has issues with drugs. She has been deemed unfit to care for the children.
The boys are Makai S. Miller, 2, and Malakai A. Miller, 3.
Miller had recently been released from the Snohomish County Jail and was allowed to stay at the grandmother’s home for a few days to visit the boys.
Sometime between 1 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. Sunday, Miller left the house with the boys.
Police said tips from the public put pressure on Tara Miller, who fled prior to officers' arrival in the South Everett area where the boys were located.
The Miller boys are in police protective custody and were unharmed.