BRANDON, FL – A search for two missing children is over after their mother turned them over to the Child Protection Investigation Division in Brandon Friday, April 4 at 12:30 p.m.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has been searching for Talia Alsubhi, 7 months old, and Mayar Alsubhi, 5, since Thursday when child protection workers went to their Westchase apartment to take them into custody and discovered the family was gone (see related story).
A Hillsborough County judge ordered the children removed from their home after the girls’ father, Rami Abdulrahman Alsubhi, 36, of 6218 Paddock Glen Drive in the Westly Shores Apartments in the Westchase area, assaulted their mother, Amerah Salem Alghamdi, 33.
Alsubhi reportedly struck and choked Alghamdi on April 30 and was arrested for domestic battery.
Because of the degree of domestic violence in the home, the judge decided it was in the best interests of the children to remove them from the home.
But when child protection representatives went to pick them up, they found the apartment deserted. They feared Alsubhi was trying to take his family back to Saudi Arabia.
On Friday, Amerah Salem Alghamdi and her attorney walked her children into CPID offices in Brandon. She had been staying in the Gibsonton/Riverview area.
Alsubhi’s whereabouts are unknown.
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