The three grandchildren of U.S. Rep. Gary Miller (R-Diamond Bar), missing for nearly four years, are now in protective custody after their mother was arrested in Mexicali, Mexico, authorities said.
In November 2007, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department detectives were dispatched to the 22000 block of Cello Drive in Diamond Bar to investigate the suspected abduction of the three boys by their mother, Jennifer Lopez DeJongh.
DeJongh, 34, did not have legal custody of the children. DeJongh and Brian Miller, Gary Miller's son, are divorced and were in a dispute over certain custodial rights regarding medical and educational decisions for the children. Authorities believed DeJongh had gone to Nevada and possibly Las Vegas.
She was arrested Wednesday on a federal warrant for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. When she returns to the U.S., it is expected that the federal charge will be dropped and she will be prosecuted by the Los Angeles County district attorney's office on parental abduction charges.