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Sep212011

New York Mom Allegedly Abducts 8 Kids While on Supervised Visit

BananaStock/Brand X Pictures/Hemera Technologies/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- New York City police are searching for a 28-year-old mother who allegedly kidnapped her eight kids during a supervised visit.

Shanel Nadal allegedly took her children, seven boys and one baby girl, during an authorized visit at Forestdale child agency in Queens, N.Y., police said. The children were in foster care. The NYC Administration for Children's Services would not comment on why Nadal had lost custody of the kids.

All of Nadal's sons have the same name, Nephra Payne, which is also the name of their 34-year-old biological father who might also be with the kids, police said.

The children range in ages from 11-month-old baby girl Nefertiti to 11-year-old Nephra Payne. While the boys have the same first and last name, some have different middle names.

The Administration for Children's Services released a statement Tuesday saying it had sought and received arrest warrants for both parents.

"We ask for the public's assistance in locating the children, and appreciate any assistance that they can provide the NYPD," the agency said in a statement.

Police believe the couple might be traveling with the kids in a black 1996 Chevrolet Suburban.

A source told ABC that the mother took at least one of the children out of state this summer without permission.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

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