Missing Fairfield grandmother, 2 grandchildren found safe: CHP

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Friday, November 29, 2019
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The CHP says that missing grandmother Sandra Young, 75, and her two grandchildren have been found safe after they never showed up to Young sister's house Monday.

FAIRFIELD, Calif. (KGO) -- The CHP says that missing Fairfield grandmother Sandra Young, 75, and her two grandchildren have been found safe.

Young, 75, was supposed to go to her sister's house in Vallejo on Monday with the kids, but they never showed up, according to the family.

The children are Katalyah Hill, 7, and Jayden Hill, 9. Young has been raising them since their parents died in a car crash several years ago.

Fairfield police say Young and the 2 kids were considered to be "at risk" given Young's medical condition.

The family says Young doesn't have a cellphone, which made it more difficult to track them.

The CHP says a local gas station manager saw the wireless emergency alert on his cellphone and went to the CHP Alert Twitter page, where he saw photos of Young and her grandchildren. He recognized them as the three people he saw at his gas station and called 9-1-1.

The Pinole Police Department responded and confirmed that they were the missing people. Young and her grandchildren were then reunited with their loved ones.

"Thank you for your efforts today. Sandra and the two children have been found safe. This was only possible because of the amazing members in our communities who take an active role in helping to recover those in need," the CHP tweeted.