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Sheriff's office asking for public's help locating 2 missing children

Posted at 5:31 PM, Nov 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-30 17:31:04-05

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — The Volusia County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help locating two missing children.

Officials said the two children were last seen with their mother, who lost custody of them. The children are Isabelle Jones, 11, and Xzavier Espinoza, 5.

The mother, Margarita Guiterrez, met with the grandmother of the children during an unsupervised visit on Friday. The grandmother was given custody of the children due to a violent domestic living environment with Guiterrez and her boyfriend.

The visit happened around 12:30 p.m. at Lowe's in DeLand.

The sheriff's office was then informed that Guiterrez did not return the children. She is driving an unknown vehicle at this time.

Marion County deputies attempted to contact Guiterrez and checked her home, but they did not find them.

If anyone has any information on the their whereabouts, you are asked to call 911.