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Deputies search for three children missing in Hillsborough County

The children could be with their mother, deputies said.
Missing children (from left to right): One-month-old Clifford McNeil, 12-year-old Jerreece Mitchell Jr., and 8-year-old Joi Mitchell.
Missing children (from left to right): One-month-old Clifford McNeil, 12-year-old Jerreece Mitchell Jr., and 8-year-old Joi Mitchell. [ Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office ]
Published Jul. 17
Updated Jul. 17

UPDATE: All three children have been found safe, the Sheriff’s Office announced on Saturday. No other details were released.

Deputies are searching for three children who have been missing since Thursday night, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

Jerreece Mitchell Jr., 12, Joi Mitchell, 8, and one-month-old Clifford McNeil were last seen on Brennan Circle in Town ‘N Country at 8 p.m. Wednesday, deputies said.

The Sheriff’s Office’s Protective Investigations Division obtained a court-authorized “Take Into Custody Order” for all three children. Investigators believe they could be with their mother, Guecoba Dow, according to a news release.

➡️ UPDATE: All three children have been located safely. Thank you to everyone who helped disseminate this information....

Posted by Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office on Friday, July 16, 2021

Deputies said they began searching for the children after they were unable to “check on their well-being.” They did not release any other details about the situation or the children’s mother.

“We simply want to make sure that these children are safe and being well taken cared of,” said Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister in a statement.

If you have any information about the whereabouts of the children or their mother, deputies ask that you call (813) 247-8200.