LAKEVILLE, Minn. (KMSP) - Minneapolis police confirmed a missing Lakeville, Minnesota, family of 4 has been found safe in south Minneapolis. They are alive and unharmed.
"Lakeville Police are happy to report the family missing since Friday was located this morning in the city of Minneapolis," the department said in a statement. "All are safe and police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding their disappearance."
According to Lakeville police, a Minneapolis resident called police to report the family of 4 in a car behind a building. Minneapolis police responded and found all 4 family members in the car.
"Minneapolis and St. Paul Police Departments, as well as the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, were also a great help tracking down leads and investigating sightings of the family reported overnight," Lakeville police said.
Zachariah Daniel Wilson, age 38, Angela Dee Robinson, 33, and two children, ages 4 and 7, were missing for 5 days. Both parents were booked into the Dakota County Jail for probable cause child endangerment. The case is now in the hands of the Dakota County Attorney’s Office for review and formal charging.
Wilson and Robinson are scheduled to appear in court at noon on Thursday.
Lakeville police said Zachariah Wilson borrowed a car from his mother on Thursday, Oct. 20 and said he would pick her up from work, but never did. Wilson spoke with his mother on Friday morning and said he would be back in a few hours, but never returned.
Wilson was reported to be with the mother of his children, Angela Robinson, and their two children. Police sent a statewide alert because they were concerned for the welfare of the children.
The family's car and all missing family members were found early Tuesday morning on the 2500 block of 27th Avenue S. in Minneapolis.