WICHITA, Kansas – Four children were taken into police custody Sunday.
Wichita Police were called to check on the family at a southeast Wichita home, located in the 3100 block of S. Clifton Ave.
Officers found three boys, ages 6, 8 and 12, and a 1-year-old girl inside.
Police said the children looked malnourished and some were covered with sores.
A 31-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman were also inside the home.
They have not been arrested.
The four children were taken to Wichita Children’s Home, where they will likely reside for 72 hours, until the investigation is complete.
KSN reached out to child advocacy groups, along with representatives with WCH. We learned that the children could be put in the foster care system following the investigation. That, however, is not guaranteed.
“Not that many of the children that are investigated become foster children. DCF really has a commitment to help that family and not pull a family apart unless they really do not think there’s any way to support the family at that point,” said Sarah Robinson, the chief advancement officer for Wichita’s Children Home.
The final decision is left up to a judge, along with the District Attorney, and the Kansas Department for Children and Families.
KSN reached out to EMCU to learn additional details surrounding this case. Our calls and emails were not returned on Monday.
To learn more about the Kansas Department for Children and Families, click here.