(KGTV) - Police say they've located the two young boys who went missing late Monday night from their home in Escondido.
Both boys were found safe in Oceanside by their uncle, according to authorities.
Police said 9-year-old Zackariah Valdez and 11-year-old Daniel Cisneros went missing from their home on the 1500 block of W. Valley Parkway at 10 p.m. Monday, prompting an hours-long search.
Throughout the day, the two boys were spotted in several locations before their uncle found them later in the afternoon.
The children's mother spoke after the two young boys were located. Viviana Valdez said there was a woman who helped take care of her kids after they went missing.
“There was a lady who sheltered my kids for a little bit and fed them and again I don’t know who you are, but I want to say thank you. Thank you for, you know, taking them out of the cold and feeding them,” said Valdez.