US Marshal rescues 8 missing children in Indiana during “Operation Homecoming”


Federal officials said in a press release that eight missing children were rescued in a five-day rescue operation in the Indianapolis area and one person was arrested on charges including kidnapping of parents. US Marshals have now announced the rescue of 72 missing children in three states in the past week.

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Authorities rescued eight missing children in Indiana.

US Marshals Service


The Southern District of the US Marshals Service called “Operation Homecoming,” which is between 6 and 17 years old, according to the Southern District of Indiana.

Officials said the children are considered “some of the most at-risk and challenging recovery cases in the area.”

The arrested adult was also charged with possessing weapons and intimidation.

The children were turned over to the Indiana Department of Child Services.

Federal officials worked with groups including the Indianapolis Police and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

“Marshall is committed to assisting state and local agencies to help endangered missing children stop their falling prey to crimes of violence and exploitation,” Dan McClain, Indiana’s Southern District of Indiana Marshall. “The message we want to convey to the missing children and their families is that we will use every resource at our disposal to find you.”

No further details about the children or circumstances were released.

Last week, the US Marshals Service said it was found 39 children missing in Georgia “Operation not forgotten.” 26 children were rescued in the operation and 13 others were sent to a safe place.

Officials also said last week that 25 missing and endangered children in Ohio Recovered in a 20-day mission called “Operation Safety Net”.

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