Fifteen years ago, a California woman's husband kidnapped their three-year-old daughter and two-year-old son. Six years ago Facebook launched. A few months ago, the woman tracked down her kids on the social networking site.
From the sounds of it, the woman just happened to search for her daughter's name on Facebook and found her profile. After exchanging messages with the girl, the mother contacted the office of San Bernardino Deputy District Attorney Kurt Rowley. The folks there were able to establish that the children were in Florida and move them into the custody of the Department of Children and Families after arresting the father.
The children have since then been put into the custody of their Facebook-savvy mother. [Wesh]