The minors had been missing since Nov. 6 and they were last seen in Tennessee, but authorities released photos Wednesday of the children in San Clemente, California, with Jacob Clare, 35, who was wearing a large backpack alongside his niece, Amber Clare, and his son, Noah Clare.
Noah and Amber Clare (Tennessee Bureau of Investigation) (Tennessee Bureau of Investigation)
Jacob Clare, a Kentucky man charged with aggravated kidnapping, is now in custody, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Clare is the father of Noah Clare and uncle of Amber Clare.
Authorities issued an Amber Alert for Noah on Monday. They said he and Amber, who had been labeled as an endangered missing person, were missing since Nov. 6.
Noah and Amber Clare (Tennessee Bureau of Investigation)
“THEY GOT THEM!!!!!” Noah Clare’s mother, Amanda Leigh Ennis, said in a Thursday Facebook post.
Clare was apparently en route to drop off his son with family after he picked up Amber, but no one has heard from them since. The family believes Jacob picked up Amber the morning of Nov. 6.