Search continues for 3 abducted Central Texas children

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KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) Authorities continue to search for three Central Texas children abducted by their biological parents from whose custody they were removed “due to a history of family violence.”

The three children have been the focus of a search that started after officers responded to a disturbance just before 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 21 in the 1700 block of East Central Texas Expressway in Killeen and “were told two parents kidnapped their three children during a supervised visit,” Killeen police said in a Facebook post.

Authorities think the children and their parents have left the Central Texas area and Killeen police are working with the U.S. Marshals Service in the effort to find them.

Police identified the children as Hunter Gilseth, 11, Dylan Gilseth, 9, and Levi Gilseth, 4.

Arrest warrants have been issued for their parents, Jeffrey Gilseth, 32, and Maria Gilseth, 32, police said.

They’re believed to be traveling in a gold and black Ford Explorer, with Texas license plate LDC1235.

Jeffrey Gilseth is 5-foot-10, weighs about 250 pounds and has brown hair and green eyes.

His wife is 5-foot-2,weighs about 150 pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes.

Investigators are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at (254) 526-TIPS.

Tips may also be submitted online.