LONDON, KY (WAVE) – The grandfather of two children who were missing since Sunday says he's relieved the children were found safe and sound, but does not believe it would be a good idea for his grandchildren to see their father again.
They left with their father from New Albany and all three were found Tuesday morning, unharmed in southern Kentucky.
Family members are still unsure what exactly caused Michael Mann to take his two children to Laurel County, Kentucky.
3-year-old Madden and 5-year-old Macy were found near mile marker 50 on I-75 south near London. They were hurt and were being carried by their father.
Truck driver Thomas English made the first 911 call. "I remember seeing on the news the guy was missing and his children," said English.
The children's mother Kristin Mann called police after her estranged husband left New Albany with the kids saying he was headed to his mother's house in Versailles. They never made it.
Kentucky State Police found their van on I-75 near London. The family says Michael has had his share of problems and is bi-polar.
Kristin's father, DJ Borden was worried sick. "He had half a tank of gas, he just left it there and I do believe he was going to go and start a new life with the children," said Borden.
After a long day and a half, the children were reunited with their mother. While Borden wants Michael to get help he needs, from now on, he wants to keep his grandchildren close.
"I don't want him to see the children ever again," said Borden. "I do want that. Earlier in life I wouldn't have said that, but now it's a different game."
Kentucky State Police say Mann will not face charges because he did not have criminal intent. Mann was transported to a mental health treatment facility in Indiana. New Albany police will have to decide if he will face charges there.
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