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All four children found after mother reportedly takes them from day care 2 weeks ago

Posted at 9:18 AM, Jan 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-03 18:27:45-05

TAMPA, Fla. -- All four children have been found after their mother reportedly took them from their Tampa day care about 2 weeks ago before a Child Protective Services Investigator could make contact with them.

On Wednesday, the oldest of the four children was located. Israel Longworth, 6, was located and is safe, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. Investigators could not disclose where Longworth was recovered or reveal the circumstances, HSCO said.

At about 5:00 p.m. the same day, authorities said the other children had also been found.

Gilbrina Longworth, 27, was suspected to be traveling with the  children in a 2002 blue Nissan Maxima, 4-door sedan with Florida tag IHQ J42, but no further information has been provided on her whereabouts.

The ages of the children range from 6 months to 6 years. 

Noryee Longworth, 6 months, is described as a black male. 

Shelly Jackson, 3-years-old, is described as a black male. 

Shelliya Jackson, 4-years-old, is described as a black female with brown hair and brown eyes. 

The four children were last seen at the day care located at 4017 North 34th Street in Tampa on December 20, 2017. 

A judge handed down a court removal order to have the children taken from Longworth on December 22, 2017.

If you have any information on their whereabouts, please call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 247-8200.