UPDATE: Relatives Hand Over 3 Children Reported Missing - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

UPDATE: Relatives Hand Over 3 Children Reported Missing

Posted: Updated:
Photo of the missing children Photo of the missing children

POLSON, Mont. (AP) - Relatives have handed over three children reported missing and believed to be with their father, who does not have legal custody of them.

The Missoulian reports the children were turned over to the Lake County Sheriff's Office Thursday after the Montana Department of Justice issued an advisory.

Flathead Tribal Police Chief Craig Couture says the children were in their mother's custody in Lapwai, Idaho, until she was incarcerated. Another family member who took them in also was jailed. The children's father, Kortny Duback, then picked up the children.

The Nez Perce Tribe asked for assistance from Flathead reservation authorities in locating them.

Couture says arrest warrants for Duback and two relatives are being issued.

He says the 7- and 3-year-old girls and the 5-year-old boy will be turned over to Nez Perce reservation authorities.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Previous Coverage: 

POLSON, Mont. (AP) - The Flathead Tribal Police Department is helping the Nez Perce Tribe in Idaho in searching for three children who are missing and believed to be with their father, who does not have legal custody of them.
    
The Montana Department of Justice issued a missing endangered person advisory Thursday for the children, who were last known to be in Polson on Nov. 15.
    
Their father is 30-year-old Kortny Gene Duback, a Native American who is 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weighs 175 pounds. He may be driving a black 2000 Toyota Camry with Montana license plate 15-0351C.
    
The children are 7-year-old Kallie, 5-year-old Justin and 3-year-old Nevaeh.
    
Flathead Tribal Police Chief Craig Couture says the children were in their mother's custody in Lapwai, Idaho, until she was incarcerated. Another family member took them in until that person also was jailed. Duback then picked up the children.
    

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • Top Stories from KHQTop StoriesMore>>

  • Minivan Collides With STA Bus In North Spokane

    Minivan Collides With STA Bus In North Spokane

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 8:53 PM EDT2014-04-17 00:53:55 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The driver of a minivan suffered non-life threatening injuries Wednesday when he collided with an STA bus next to Rogers High School.More >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The driver of a minivan suffered non-life threatening injuries Wednesday when he collided with an STA bus next to Rogers High School. Police say the driver was attempting to turn onto N. Perry from Wellesley and didn't see the oncoming STA bus, so when he turned, he clipped the bus, rolled his minivan and hit another car in the process.More >>
  • UPDATE: Reward Offered For Information In Armed Robbery At North Spokane McDonalds

    UPDATE: Reward Offered For Information In Armed Robbery At North Spokane McDonalds

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 7:37 PM EDT2014-04-16 23:37:49 GMT
    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward to anyone providing information that leads to the arrest of the man who robbed a McDonald's Tuesday night on Monroe and Francis.More >>
    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward to anyone providing information that leads to the arrest of the man who robbed a McDonald's Tuesday night on Monroe and Francis. The man walked up to the drive-thru window with a black gun in his hand and grabbed the drawer from the cash register and ran off. Deputies set up a perimeter, but were unable to find the man.More >>
  • Sheriff's Office Still Trying To Identify Woman Found In Spokane River

    Sheriff's Office Still Trying To Identify Woman Found In Spokane River

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 7:13 PM EDT2014-04-16 23:13:22 GMT
    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - County Sheriff's Detectives and the Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office are still trying to identify a woman whose body was found in January in the Spokane River. More >>
    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - County Sheriff's Detectives and the Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office are still trying to identify a woman whose body was found in January in the Spokane River. On Wednesday, the Sheriff's Office released a computer facial reconstruction rendition of the unidentified email (attached to this story). More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KHQ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.