Police: Ogden mother and son found safe

Friday , August 15, 2014 - 3:57 PM

Standard-Examiner staff

OGDEN — A mother and her 7-year-old son reported missing since Aug. 8 were found Friday, Ogden police have said. 

Gina Cross and Noah Gardner were found in Ogden, the department said in a statement released on Twitter.

“Both are safe and healthy,” Ogden police also said on Twitter.

A notice was sent out Thursday seeking the public’s help locating Cross and Gardner, who were last seen leaving the St. Anne’s homeless shelter. 

A Weber County Sherriff’s deputy spotted the two Friday morning in Ogden and contacted them.

“We had several tips,” said Ogden Lt. Will Cragun.

Cragun said police are not releasing further information about the ongoing investigation, including whether kidnapping or some other form of foul play is being considered as a possibility. He did say Cross and Gardner were sought in what was “basically ... a welfare check.”

Cross is mentally ill and is delinquent in her treatment plan, police said Thursday, and family members were growing concerned. Officials said Friday the Department of Child and Family Services is in contact with the mother and son now that they are located.

Contact reporter Ben Lockhart at 801-625-4221 or blockhart@standard.net. Follow him on Twitter at @SE_Lockhart. Like his Facebook page at www.facebook.com/blockhartSE.

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