UPDATE: Hsiao and her children have been located and are safe, authorities said Thursday evening.
They will not return to their Montville marital home and are being assisted by state authorities, Carroll said.
No charges have been filed, and the investigation is ongoing, authorities said.
A video statement can be seen here.
Police have issued an alert for a missing New Jersey mother and her two young children.
Cheng Hsiao, 39, and her two children, Ethan, age three, and Ian, age two, were last seen at their family home at 95 Old Ln. in Towaco, Montville Township on Saturday, Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll said in a Monday release.
Hsiao is believed to have left home with her children between 6:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, Carroll said.
Hsiao has black hair, brown eyes, stands 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs about 121 pounds. Both Ethan and Ian have black hair and brown eyes as well, Carroll said.
Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Montville Township Police Department Detective Bureau at 973-257-4300 or the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Missing Persons Unit On-Call Detective through the Morris County Communications Center at 973-285-2900.
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