Mill Creek police say the mother, 25-year-old Sajza Henry, was found with her two kids in the parking lot of a Eugene grocery store. Her and her kids, 2-year-old Tyrel Henry and 8-month old Alexandria Henry,, are safe and in good condition, according to police.
An Amber Amber Alert was issued for the trio Thursday afternoon when Henry abruptly packed up her things and left with the children.
Department of Social and Health Services officials said there was serious concern for the health and welfare of Henry and the children. Henry has been diagnosed with several untreated mental health conditions and is not allowed to be the sole caretaker of the children, said a Mill Creek police spokesman.
Sajza has been receiving constant help in caring for the children from a family member who is a trained nurse. Her son, Tyrel, also has a medical condition that requires 24-hour nursing care, said Ian Durkee of the Mill Creek police.
"She has had difficulty caring for the children in the past," he said. "Now she's cut herself off from communication with her family."
Durkee said police have not yet discussed what, if any, criminal charges Henry will face.
"Our primary focus today was to make sure the children were found safely," he said. "Now that we have that, we can take a step back and take a look at other aspects of the case."