Aiken mother, child missing since Wednesday found

Aiken police announced at 2 a.m. Friday that a mother and toddler who went missing Wednesday morning have been located and are safe in Georgia.

Accordiong to Lt. David Turno of Aiken Public Safety, investigators located the mother and her son at a hotel in Georgia. Police spoke with the two and feel comfortable that they were safe. They were allowed to continue on a trip home to Washington state.

Angela Marie Pirkle, 44, and Brody William Pirkle, 2, were reported missing by Owen Pirkle, their husband and father, Aiken Public Safety Lt. David Turno said Thursday.

According to an incident report, Pirkle said his wife was supposed to take Brody to a baby sitter’s house but never arrived. Angela Pirkle’s cellphone has been turned off, and the husband said she has a history of mental problems.

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