It’s a been a while since one of these came along! From ABC News:
Thirteen members of a Southern California religious sect, including children as young as 3, who went missing this weekend were found alive and well at a California park today.
Steve Whitmore, the spokesman for the LA Sherriff’s Dept., announced the news this afternoon that the group was found at 11:55 a.m. at Jackie Robinson Park in Palmdale, Calif.
Believed to be led by Reyna Marisol Chicas, a 32-year-old woman from Palmdale, the group left behind cell phones, identification, deeds to property and disturbing letters before disappearing on Saturday, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Captain Mike Parker. Authorities said it appeared they had gone off to await an apocalyptic event.
“Essentially, the letters say they are all going to heaven to meet Jesus and their deceased relatives,” sheriff’s department spokesman Steve Whitmore said. “Some of the letters were saying goodbye.”
“They indicated they were going to the next life, if you will. I’m not quoting exactly, I’m paraphrasing of course, but that’s essentially what they said,” Whitmore added…
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