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Woman arrested in kidnapping of four children

Posted at 10:49 AM, Nov 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-14 11:49:17-05

The woman sought by deputies in the kidnapping of four children from Washington Parish has been captured.

The Sheriff's Office says Jennifer Abelseth was located on November 14 in Tangipahoa Parish.

Abelseth is facing four counts of simple kidnapping along with her husband Joshua Michael Abelseth.

The pair is accused of kidnapping their four children from their grandparents home in Washington Parish on Friday, November 8.

The sheriff's department said that Jennifer Abelseth and Joshua Michael Abelseth had lost custody of their children through a court order.

Jennifer Abelseth remains in Tangipahoa Jail where she faces additional charges.

Her husband was captured several days ago and remains in the Washington Parish Jail.

To read more on Joshua Michael Abelseth's arrest: Arrest made in Washington Parish kidnapping case