UPDATE: Three missing endangered children found safe

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OCALA, Fla. (WCJB)-- Three children who were considered missing and endangered in north central Florida are now safe.

Marion County Sheriff's Deputies say 12-year-old Robert, 7-year-old Zayden, and 5-year-old Lilith were brought to the sheriff's office.

They did not specify by who, but earlier today deputies said they had last been seen a week ago with their mother, Amanda Manypenny.

Robert, Zayden, and Lilith were in custody of Manypenny. Deputies say she has been failing to bring the children to meetings with DCF investigators.

The children have been living around drugs, put in hazardous conditions and are homeless. DCF had obtained a pickup order signed by a Judge.

They are now in the custody of MCSO.