Zaiqiao Feng, Liu Nei Li, and their two-year-old child Anny Li are missing in the Thornton, Colorado region. They were later found near the U.S.-Mexico border. Here is what you need to know.
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1. They Were Last Seen Leaving Their Home on Monday Morning with Their 2-Year-Old
Zaiqiao Feng, 48, Liu Nei Li, 40, and their child were last seen on Monday morning, March 30, KDVR reported. They were seen leaving their home at 4056 E. 130th Way. You can see a map of where their home is above.
They were last seen in a 2008 grey Toyota Highlander with a Colorado license plate 231-REZ, police said.
2. They Were Found Near the California-Mexico Border
On April 3, the couple and their two-year-old were found near the U.S.-Mexico Border, Thornton Police shared.
On Twitter, the Thornton Police Department wrote: “Located adults are being held in the San Diego, California area awaiting extradition to Colorado on child abuse and drug charges. The child is safe and in protective custody. Investigation is still on going. No further details are available at this time.”
The police also wrote: “Preliminary details, the family of three has been located at the Mexico and California border. Investigation is on-going. Limited details at this time. We want to thank the public for their assistance.”
3. They Left Their 5-Year-Old at Home & Relatives Found Her in the Front Yard
Officials said that the couple had their two-year-old daughter (pictured above) with them but they left their five-year-old at their home. Their five-year-old daughter said that her parents told her they were going to the grocery store.
Family members who live nearby called the police after they found the girl in the front yard on Monday evening, KDVR reported. The girl is now staying with family.
4. An Illegal Marijuana Home Grow Was in Their Home
When police entered their home on a search warrant, they found an illegal marijuana grow inside, Denver Post reported. Police said they are investigating whether the illegal grow played any role in their disappearance.
It’s not clear how the marijuana was illegal or why and police have not elaborated on what they found. In Colorado, marijuana can be purchased at a dispensary or you can have six plants per adult for personal use. You can read more about Colorado’s home grow laws here.
The site specifically notes that this is what Colorado residents can have in their homes: “Up to six plants are allowed per Colorado resident over age 21, with as many as three plants flowering at one time. Beginning January 1, 2018, all residences will be limited to a maximum of 12 plants unless certain requirements are met. Be sure to check your local laws for specific details. Don’t forget that counties and municipalities can pass stricter laws. For example, Denver limits a home grow to 12 plants, even if there are three or more adults over age 21 in the residence. The laws are different for medical marijuana users.”
Plants must also be kept in an enclosed, locked area that can’t be viewed openly and the plants can’t be outside. If any residents are under 21, the plants must be enclosed and locked in a space that minors can’t access, and “extra precautions must be taken to make sure any visiting youth don’t have access to marijuana plants.”
Home grown products can’t be sold to anyone.
Colorado police have not specified what about the home grow was illegal or why.
5. Their Two Year Old Had Serious Medical Issues
They were last seen in a 2008 grey Toyota Highlander with a Colorado license plate 231-REZ, police said. They were later found near the U.S.-Mexico border.
Police also said that the two-year-old, whom they had with them, had “serious underlying medical issues that needs frequent medication & doctor’s care.”
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