Amber Alert canceled after 3 Marana children found safe, mother arrested

- UPDATE -- An Amber Alert has been canceled for three Marana children after they were found safe near Globe, and their mother has been arrested.

The Pima Count Sheriff's Department says the three children, identified as 16-year-old Parvati Harnesberry, 14-year-old Ramachandra Harnesberry and 11-year-old Malchiyah Harnesberry, were found in a remote area north of Globe at about 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

The children are now back home and their mother, 33-year-old Bedajii Harnesberry, was arrested on three counts of custodial interference.


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According to a statement, the children's grandmother, identified as Danese Harnesberry, has custody of all three children, and Bedajii has reportedly been staying with the family since July 4.

Danese, according to reports, had gone to a next door neighbor's home for a brief visit after she got into an argument with Bedajii. According to officials with the Pima County Sheriff's Office, when Danese returned to the home, she saw Bedajii loading one of the children into a car. Danese tried to use her car to block Bedajii from leaving, but she managed to leave the residence, and Danese believes her grandchildren are in Bedajii's vehicle.

Inside Danese's home, authorities said Danese found several chemicals and measuring glasses on the kitchen counter. There were concerns that based on Bedajii's mental health, she may have used the chemicals to take Danese's grandchildren against her will.

The vehicle is described as a 2003 green or tan Ford Taurus with New Mexico temporary paper license plate. It is believe that Bedajii, along with the three children, are heading to Santa Fe County in New Mexico, where Bedajii is from.


Parvati Harnesberry

Parvati is described by authorities as a 16-year-old girl, 5' 6" tall, weighing 140 lbs., with short black hair, and brown eyes. She was reportedly last seen with a striped shirt.

Malchiyah Harnesberry

Malchiyah is described by authorities as a 11-year-old girl, 4' 6" tall, weighing 65 lbs., with long brown hair and green eyes. Authorities did not have a description of what Malchiyah was wearing, at the time of the incident.

Ramachandra Harnesberry

Ramachandra is described by authorities as a 14-year-old male, 5' 6" tall, weighing 140 lbs, with short black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black tank top and black basketball shorts.

Bedajii Harnesberry (suspect)

Bedajii is described by authorities as a 33-year-old, 5' 4" tall, weighing 180 lbs, with short black hair and brown eyes. Authorities did not have a description of what Bedajii was wearing, at the time of the incident.

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