Michigan woman suspected of taking kids in Marshall County

Photo provided by Marshall County Sheriff's Office

Authorities said the children didn't show for school; Kentucky authorities say they've been in contact with the mother.

Posted: Apr. 2, 2018 2:07 PM
Updated: Apr. 2, 2018 9:30 PM

Marshall County authorities said a Michigan woman is facing charges for taking her four children from their home in Marshall County Monday morning.

Anna Marie Carroll, 37, of Taylor, Mich., is facing interference with custody charges after coming to Alabama to visit her children over the Easter weekend, according to the Marshall County Sheriff's Office.

The sheriff's office said the children, ranging in age from 14 to 17, were last seen on Moon Road in Douglas Monday morning, waiting for the school bus. Their custodian called authorities and said the children never arrived at school that morning.

Carroll left for Michigan shortly after the bus went by, authorities said.

Marshall County authorities said they were contacted by the Kentucky Highway Patrol early Monday afternoon and that troopers there had found Carroll and one of the children.

The three boys, Michael Carroll, 17, Sebastian Hilburn, 16, and Dennis Hilburn, 15, had not been located.

Anyone with information about where the boys are is asked to contact the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office at 256-582-2034.

A student who goes to school with the teens said she won't stop worrying about them until all of them are found safe.

"I wish somebody would find them and bring them home. They're my best friends and I don't want to lose them," said Ashley Johnson.

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