***UPDATE (1/27/22 10:35 a.m.) — The parents of the children found have been charged with obstruction of justice.
Below is the announcement from police:
Both parents, David Hunt (47) and Jennifer Hunt (42) of Jordan Road, Skaneateles, were charged last night with Obstructing Governmental Administration in the 2nd degree. They were lodged in the Justice Center and are scheduled to be arraigned sometime this morning. The children were located unharmed at a relative’s residence off Mottville Road.
SKANEATELES, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Detectives have located the children and are currently evaluating their condition. The investigation is ongoing, and detectives are working with Child Protective Services to provide a safe living environment for the children.
Deputies originally asked for the public’s help in locating 4 children who were reported missing from their home in the Town of Skaneateles.
According to police, before the children originally went missing, they were last seen on January 12 during a welfare check after allegations of abuse occurring inside the residence. Since then, a Family Court Judge issued a court order for the removal of the children by Onondaga County Child Protective Services.
Police say the parents of the children initially refused to cooperate with authorities or provide the children’s whereabouts.