110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
By Joe Crews
posted Jun 12, 2013 - 5:52:50pm
UPDATED TUESDAY, JULY 16 9:30 A.M. — From the Volusia County Sheriff's Office: Tonia Schurman and her three children, subjects of a month-long search, have been located. Based on information developed by Volusia County Sheriff’s investigators, they were tracked on Friday to a hotel in Maryland and picked up by agents with the U.S. Marshals Service, the Sheriff's Office said. Schurman has been taken into custody on a felony warrant obtained by the Sheriff’s Office June 14, charging her with interference with custody. The children, who were healthy and unharmed, according to the Sheriff's Office, have been turned over to the Florida Department of Children & Families, in compliance with a court order.
PREVIOUSLY REPORTED — Volusia County deputies are searching for a Deltona woman who is accused of fleeing with her thee children after they were ordered into state custody, a Sheriff's spokesman said.
The children, two girls and a boy, range in age from 4 months to 8 years old, spokesman Gary Davidson said.
Shortly after a judge ordered the Florida Department of Children and Families to take custody of the children, their mother, 27-year-old Tonia Schurman, dropped out of sight after leaving her Belvedere Drive home. DCF and deputies have been trying to find Schurman and the children since Monday, he said.
Schurman and the children — 8-year-old Ibraheem Ayoub, 6-year-old Yasmin Ayoub and 4-month-old Madaleen Ayoub — are believed to be traveling in a black, 2003 Isuzu Ascender SUV with Florida tag BKM195, Davidson said.
"Because of the circumstances, all three children are considered missing and endangered," he said.
Anyone who has seen the children or their mother, or who has any information on their whereabouts, is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 386-736-5999.
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