UPDATE: Attorney Joseph Lambson and University City Police have confirmed to KMOX News that two twins, London and Kingston Gordon, missing since Thursday, have been found. The two were taken to the University City Police Department and are said to be unharmed.
Police say the incident was “a custody dispute” and charges are not expected to be filed against the mother.
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A frantic search is underway for four-week-old twins after their father says the mother violated a court order.
“That order was, to the best of our knowledge, violated sometime yesterday morning around 10:30 in the morning after, again, based on what we’re hearing, after the mother had fled with the children,” Clayton attorney Joseph Lambson with Hais, Hais, Goldberger and Lambson explained.
Lambson says the mother of Langston and Kingston Gordon was in a black SUV with the children when she left. The children were last seen in that vehicle at Hanley and Grand. Police did locate the mother this morning in her neighborhood in the Florissant area but she did not have the twins with her.
“My understanding is that she is being questioned but despite the questioning that has been taking place today, we are still unsure about the whereabouts of the children,” he said.
Lambson says police believe the children are at risk but could not elaborate.
The couple in question was married in 2009 but just filed for divorce in St. Louis County. They lived in Chicago but the mother is from the St. Louis area and came here to have the children.
Lambson said the father of the children remains on edge.
“He’s holding up but he’s understandably very worried, very apprehensive, and very nervous because it has been nearly a day and a half at this point since we have gotten any kind of satisfactory inclination about the status of these two newborns and we do believe they have been placed in jeopardy and in risk and, as everyone knows, time is of the essence, especially right upfront, when you’re looking for missing children,” he said. “We’re talking about two young children here, less than a month old, approximately four weeks old, and we’re going on 36 hours now since they have been fully accounted for.”