The search for eight children taken from a foster care facility in Forest Hills ended at around 10:30 p.m. Monday evening in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Police officials say that Shanel Nadal, 28, of Manhattan, and her husband Nephra Payne are awaiting extradition back to New York City after being found with their eight children – seven boys named Nephra and one 11-month-old girl – preparing to spend the night in a van with no license plates. The children are now in the custody of Dauphin County Children and Youth Services and will be picked up by representatives from Administration for Children’s Services (ACS).
Reportedly, Payne has family in the Harrisburg area but it was still unknown if they received any assistance from his relatives. Nadal was arraigned and bail was set at $200,000.