(Update: Two missing girls found)
Agency seeks public's help, are with their parents, believed to be in Redmond, Terrebonne, Prineville
BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- Two young girls who disappeared from Bend with their mother and father and who state officials said could be at risk were found Thursday, nearly a month later.
"The Oregon Department of Human Services Child Welfare Division is thankful for the community support to find Nova Millsap and Artimay Millsap," the update stated.
Nova Millsap, age 13 months, and Artimay Millsap, age 2 months, went missing from Bend on July 7. They were found Thursday, the agency said, not providing further details.
Sometimes, when a child is missing, they may be in significant danger, and ODHS "may need to locate them to assess and support their safety,"
" As ODHS works to do everything it can to find these missing children and assess their safety, media alerts will be issued in some circumstances, when it is determined necessary," the update stated. "Sometimes, in these situations, a child may go missing repeatedly, resulting in more than one media alert for the same child."
Report child abuse to the Oregon Child Abuse Hotline by calling 1-855-503-SAFE (7233). This toll-free number allows you to report abuse of any child or adult to the Oregon Department of Human Services, 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year.
ODHS had asked the public for help in finding the girls on July 21, saying they went missing with father Charles Milsap and mother Kayla Spills from Bend on Thursday, July 7.
The state said they were believed to be in the Redmond, Terrebonne or Prineville areas or might have traveled out of state.