LATEST: Springfield children found safe, Endangered Child Advisory canceled

Published: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 @ 7:33 PM
Updated: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 @ 12:26 AM

Springfield children found safe, Endangered Child Advisory canceled

The Endangered Child Advisory for Clark County, issued by Springfield police for two children taken by their non-custodial parent Tuesday afternoon, was canceled early Wednesday. According to police:

  • Kaiden Coran and Brailynn Coran-White were found safe, police said at 12:18 a.m.
  • Their mother, Khadejha Coran, was not with them and police are looking for her
  • She lost custody at a Clark County Children Services hearing Tuesday afternoon
  • She went to two daycare facilities to get them and was last seen just after 3 p.m. 
  • Springfield police canceled the Endangered Child Advisory for Clark County early Wednesday

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UPDATE @ 12:20 a.m. (Feb. 27):  Both children have been recovered safe to cancel the Endangered Child Advisory, according to the Springfield Police Division.

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Their mother, Khadejha Coran, was not with them and left them at a friend’s home in Springfield, Lt. Randall Ballentine said. Police are continuing to look for her.

Kaiden Coren, 4, and Brailynn Coran-White, 8 months, appear to be in good physical health, the lieutenant said.

Police were notified about the whereabouts of the children at 11:45 p.m., he said.

He said detectives would release more details later today.

EARLIER REPORT

An Endangered Child Advisory for Clark County now has been issued in the missing Springfield children case for Kaiden Coran, 4, and his sister, Brailynn Coran-White, 8 months.

The advisory, issued by Springfield 911 Communications Center, is for the following regions: Clark, Champaign, Greene, Madison, Miami and Montgomery counties.

The children are believed to be in danger, Springfield Police Division officials said in the advisory.

The Springfield Police Division contacted the Ohio State Highway Patrol to request a statewide alert, but the incident did not meet the criteria for such an alert, said Lt. Russell Pasqualetti, Ohio State Highway Patrol in Columbus. 

There being reasonable belief by law enforcement that an abduction has occurred, and law enforcement must believe the child or children are in imminent danger of serious bodily harm or death. 

The state patrol, which determines when a statewide alert is issued, determined there was no specific or imminent threat to the children in the Coran case, Pasqualetti said. 

Troopers are patrolling the Springfield and Clark County areas, he said.

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According to Springfield police, Khadejha Emony Coran, 22, abducted her two children sometime after 3 p.m. Tuesday after she lost custody at a Clark County Children Services hearing.

Right after the hearing, Coran went to two separate daycare facilities in the city to get her children, Springfield police Sgt. Joe Tedeschi said.

“I don’t believe the daycares knew Ms. Coran was not to have custody of the children,” he said.

The hearing involved an investigation by Springfield police and county children services into the care and safety of the Coran children, he said.

“We’ve had no indication the children were placed in danger,” the sergeant said. “Obviously, the circumstances cause concern.”

Police don’t know Coran’s whereabouts or her destination.  

Coran, who is black, is 5-foot-6 and 200 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes. 

She is believed to be driving a four-door, light green 2007 Ford Focus bearing Ohio license plate HRE 8196. 

The missing children are:

  •  Kaiden Coran, 4 years old. He is 4-foot-1 and 40 pounds.  
  • Brailynn Coran-White, 8 months. She is about 30 inches tall and 20 pounds.

Both have black hair and brown eyes.

This is the car Springfield police believe Khadejha Coran is driving.

If you see the car or any of the Corans, you are urged to call your local police agency, 911 or Springfield police, 937-324-7680.

We will update this developing report as we learn more.