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Search underway for missing New London mother, children

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Amy Lorraine Winterfeldt (aka: Amy Gomm) is being sought by the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office in Willmar, Minn., in an attempt to locate after she failed to return for a parental exchange in Appleton, Wis. The children in the photo believed to be traveling with her are her adopted children Jacob, 6, and Daniel, 5, and her son Alex (second from right). The eldest child (far left) is in protective custody.2 / 2

WILLMAR, Minn. - Authorities on Wednesday were trying to locate a 44-year-old New London woman suspected of taking her son in violation of a court order.

Amy Lorraine Winterfeldt, also known as Amy Gomm, was supposed to have returned her 4-year-old son to his father in Appleton, Wis., on Saturday but failed to show up, the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office said.

The child, Alex Gomm, also known as Alex Winterfeldt, has been entered in the missing children database by the Appleton Police Department. An arrest warrant for his mother for deprivation of parental rights also has been signed.

Amy Winterfeldt reportedly had become "increasingly paranoid" about returning the child to his father, according to a statement from the sheriff's office. Her possible destination was thought to be Utah or Wisconsin.

She is believed to be traveling with two adoptive sons, ages 6 and 5. Another son is in protective custody.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office Communications Center at (320) 235-1260.

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