Police: 3 young children believed to be kidnapped after mother’s body found

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LOS ANGELES - Police in California are frantically searching for two people accused of kidnapping three young children.

Authorities say Kimberly Harvill's three young children have not been seen since her body was discovered in a desolate area by a driver on Aug. 14.

Investigators told KTLA 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.

"Due to the fact that immediately after the murder- or sometime shortly after- it is suspicious that they did not come forward to law enforcement, and instead they fled," said Lt. Joe Mendoza, with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office.

Authorities are searching for 2-year-old Joslynn Watkins, 3-year-old Bryaden Watkins and 5-year-old Rylee Watkins.

The suspects are believed to be driving a forest green or silver-colored 1999 Ford Expedition with California tag "7BEK024" or a paper tag.

Investigators believe they are headed eastbound on I-40, adding that they have relatives in Nebraska, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.

If you have any information on the children or the alleged suspects, call 911.

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