Two Children Missing in Delaware, Allegedly Taken by Babysitter, Found Safe

Delaware state police detectives previously issued an Amber Alert, saying they believed the kids "may be in imminent danger."

UPDATE: Michelle Rogers is charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and two counts of kidnapping. New details HERE

Two children who went missing Wednesday from a home in Wilmington when their babysitter allegedly disappeared with them have been found, Delaware State Police said Saturday.

Zion Coverdale-Dixon, 5, of Wilmington, and Jihad Bailey, 3, of Smyrna, were reported missing when Wilmington police received a call shortly before 10 p.m. Friday, state police said.

Within hours of issuing an Amber Alert for the boys Saturday morning, the children were found safe, according to state police, who declined to give further details.

Wilmington police were expected to release more information Saturday afternoon. State police did not say if the babysitter, identified as Michelle Shelly Rogers, had been taken into custody.

Detectives believed the young kids "may be in imminent danger," state police said in a press release.

Troopers did not say who called to report the children missing or why it took more than two days since they were last seen Wednesday morning to call police.

They disappeared about 9:45 a.m. Wednesday from a house in the 500 block of Sherman Street "while in the care of the babysitter," police said.

The babysitter was identified as Rogers, 50, of Wilmington. Police did not reveal whether Rogers is related to either of the children.

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