Authorities say three young children who went missing in Tulare County were found living in a tool shed with their mother in Idaho.
The district attorney’s office in Tulare County announced Wednesday that the children, ages 1, 2, and 3, were found last week in Garden City, Idaho. The shed had no running water.
Authorities said the children’s mother, Jayde Skye Burdoyne, left California with them in May, in violation of a court order.
The DA’s office’s Bureau of Investigations Child Abduction Unit worked with Garden City police to find the mother and children.
The children were flown back to the Valley and reunited with their court-appointed guardian.
The living conditions in Idaho were “so extreme,” the DA’s office said, that Burdoyne is being investigated for possible child endangerment charges.
(With Associated Press reports)