Haiti Police free three kidnapped Claremore children, including two Americans

Tuesday, November 1st 2005, 6:25 am
By: News On 6

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- A minister from Claremore says he's relieved to have his three children back home after they were kidnapped in Haiti by seven men sporting police uniforms.

David Lloyd says someone phoned him asking for a $350,000 ransom for the children's release, but said he couldn't be sure it was the kidnappers.

One of the captors has been identified as a former Haitian policeman. Authorities are still investigating whether the other six men are former or current officers.

David Lloyd and his wife Alicia run the "Missions in Haiti" charity that helps to raise 21 Haitian foster children.

They say they're happy their own children were found unharmed and won't leave Haiti because of the kidnapping. They say they feel they're where God wants them to be.