McKINNEY — McKinney police canceled a nationwide Amber Alert Sunday evening after the target of their dragnet — 14-year-old Camren Guresh and his 10-year-old sister Kaitlyn — were found safe in Memphis, Tennessee.
The children were with their father, Craig Guresh, who did not have legal custody of them. The elder Guresh was taken into custody.
The FBI had joined the search for the two children, who went missing from their home in McKinney sometime after 10:45 Friday night.
"The blinds were pulled up higher. The window was open and the screen was out on the ground," said the children's mother, Michele Bisconti, as she walked News 8 through her home, including her son's room where she believes her kids fled through a window.
"The thoughts that go through my head... I try not to go to those places, but it's hard not to," Bisconti said before her children were located. "It's hard not to think the worst."
She said this is the second time her estranged husband has been accused of fleeing with their children in what has been a four-year custody battle.
Bisconti said he took Camren and Kaitlyn in September of last year. Four months passed before police found them in Missoula, Montana.
Guresh, 44, was arrested and charged with parental interference and was due to appear at a court hearing in the case later this week in Collin County.
Bisconti said Guresh hadn't seen the children in four months.
"That's why I think he'll do things differently this time — which is why I fear for their lives more than before, because he wants to be with them, I believe, at any cost," she said in an interview before her children were found.
Arrangements were being made to reunite Bisconti with Camren and Kaitlyn.