Authorities asked the public for help Wednesday in their search for two missing children who were believed to be abducted by their mother and were last seen arriving from Washington at LAX.
Faye Ku, 41, allegedly brought Sage and Isaac Cook to California after providing a fake “supervised visit” court order to their biological father in Washington state.
The boy’s father has had full custody of the boys since the couple divorced in 2009, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Sage Cook, 14, and Isaac Cook, 9, were last seen with their mother at Los Angeles International Airport upon their arrival Friday.
Ku, who lives in Lakewood, disappeared with the boys and left behind a letter blaming the children’s father for trying to control them and asked him to leave them alone, according to the Sheriff’s Department.
Ku also has a 2-year-old son named Zephyr Ku, who may be traveling with them. Zephyr Ku is the half-brother of the missing boys, according to the Sheriff’s Department.
Ku attempted to leave the country with Sage and Isaac once before, but was detained before boarding a flight to Taiwan in 2013, according to court documents.
Ku was described as a 41-year-old woman of Chinese descent, about 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighing 180 pounds with black hair and black eyes.
Anyone with information was asked to contact local law enforcement or Lakewood Sheriff’s Station Detective Gabriela Hernandez at 562-623-3500.
Those wishing to remain anonymous can call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477).