Santa Fe NM- On October 11, 2013 during the morning hours; the New Mexico State Police executed a search warrant at the Tierra Blanca Youth Ranch. Children Youth and Families Department was also present to serve nine ex-parte orders to Scott Chandler to hand over the custody of the children to CYFD.
Upon arrival at the ranch, it was evident Scott Chandler and the nine children were not at the compound. At this time, Scott Chandler is a person if interest in this case.
The New Mexico State Police has issued an Amber Alert for the nine children. This is still an active investigation and all leads are still being followed. At this point and time, State Police has not been able to confirm a location or the safety of the children.
As this case continues to develop, all information will be disseminated to all media outlets.