3 young children who were kidnapped after mom’s murder found; suspects still on the run

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LOS ANGELES - The three young children who were reported missing after their mother was found dead have been found alive.

Authorities said Kimberly Harvill's three young children were missing after her body was discovered in a desolate area by a driver on Aug. 14.

Investigators say that Harvill suffered trauma to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police believe Harvill's sister, 22-year-old Brittany Humphrey, and 27-year-old Joshua Robertson took her three young children around the time of the murder.

Investigators believed the alleged suspects were headed eastbound on I-40 with 2-year-old Joslynn Watkins, 3-year-old Bryaden Watkins and 5-year-old Rylee Watkins.

On Wednesday evening, a Good Samaritan called police in New Mexico after the three children were left in his care at a motel.

When Robertson and Humphrey didn't return, he became suspicious.

KTLA reports that the children are fine, but deputies are still concerned about an 18-month-old girl who is still with them. Sheriff's officials say the child is not related to the other kids and had been left in Robertson's care before he left town.

Robertson and Humphrey are wanted for kidnapping and officials also want to question them in connection with Harvill's death.

They are considered armed and dangerous.