Two toddlers were found safe after an Amber Alert was issued following their mother's death in northern Illinois Wednesday afternoon.
Police believed the two children were taken by their father, who is wanted for questioning in the shooting death of the toddlers' mother at a BP station outside Chicago.
Two-year-old Jordyn Washington and Lynn Roby, 3, were taken by their father, 40-year-old Lynn Washington, about 2 p.m. Wednesday in Markham, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Markham is about 25 miles north of Chicago.
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Washington was arguing with the childrens' mother, Lakisha Roby, when she was shot and killed at a BP gas station in Markham early Wednesday morning, police said.
On Wednesday afternoon, Washington picked up Jordyn and Lynn, who were staying with a family friend, Fox2Now reported. A protection order prohibits him from having contact with the children, according to Illinois State Police.
The children were found Thursday at the home of their paternal grandmother in Harvey, Illinois, according to the Chicago Tribune.
As of Thursday morning, Washington was wanted for questioning in the shooting of Lakisha Roby. He is considered a person of interest in the mother's death.
Lynn Washington was described as a black man, 5 feet 9 inches and about 180 pounds. He has tattoos on his neck, left arm, right arm and chest. He is considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information regarding Washington's whereabouts can call the Markham Police Department at 708-331-2171 or 911.
Kaley Johnson: 618-239-2526, @KaleyJohnson6