Authorities find 2 missing children from Stuart

Authorities feared their mother was suicidal

By Tim Swift - Digital Editor

A missing child alert has been issued for Riddick Alexander, 8, (left) and Alan Phillips (center), 1. Authorities think they are in the company of 33-year-old Gitta Viteri-Andrade (right).

STUART, Fla. - Authorities have found two young boys from Stuart hours after state official issued a missing child alert for the pair.

Alan Phillips, 1, and Riddick Alexander, 8, were safely located around 5 p.m. Saturday, the Citrus County Sheriff's Office said.

They were the company of their mother, 33-year-old Gitta Viteri-Andrade. Authorities said Viteri-Andrade told Alan's father that she wanted to kill herself.

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