Mom of missing kids charged with child abuse

Posted at 9:21 AM, Mar 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-28 10:58:18-04

After three children were reported missing Saturday afternoon, a Glendale mother has been charged with child abuse.

The Glendale Police Department said Sunday morning that 26-year-old Shawntaye Beavers intentionally or knowingly left her children, placing them in an endangered state.

According to the Glendale Police Department, Beavers was returning home to an apartment complex near 65th and Montebello avenues just before 1 p.m. when she discovered her three children were missing. 

Christian Schoonover, 8, Lydia Zamora, 4, and LillyAnna Zamora, 2, were safely located right before 10 p.m. Saturday according to a tweet by Glendale police. The children are in good condition and are now in the custody of the Arizona Department of Child Services.

Beavers was arrested on outstanding misdemeanor warrants, but will be booked into the 4th Avenue Jail later Sunday morning on the felony child abuse charge.