Mother, 5 children found safe after statewide alert issued

Posted at 4:50 PM, Mar 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-26 12:52:11-04

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A missing mother and her five children were found safe hours after police said the mother disappeared after telling a friend she was "depressed and suicidal" and a statewide alert was issued.

The Florida Times-Union reports that 29-year-old Kimber Clark and her five children were reported missing late Sunday after a friend alerted authorities that Clark was upset over recently becoming homeless.

The friend told police that Clark said she was "just going to kill herself" after expressing concern that she wasn't sure how she would take care of her kids.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says Clark and her children were found safe inside an abandoned building.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (WTXL) - Authorities are searching for a missing Jacksonville woman and her five children.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is trying to find out if Kimber Clark, 29, and her five children are safe. They say Clark and her children could be anywhere. 

A Florida missing child alert has since been issued for the children now identified as King Brody, 2, Kyliah Holloway, 7, Dwayne Felder, 8, Lashaun Felder, 9, and Ariana Felder, 11. 

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement says they were last seen Sunday in the 8000 block of Merrill Road in Jacksonville. 

According to ABC affiliate WJXX, Clark is "depressed and suicidal" after recently becoming homeless and is unsure of where she is going to stay.

Anyone who has any information is asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500 or email us at To remain anonymous and receive a possible reward up to $3,000 if your tip leads to an arrest, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.