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Mom and Daughter Jailed

March 2, 2007 permalink

A quip attributed to Mark Twain says: “It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.”

In this item, a mother who wants to be with her daughter, and a daughter who wants to be with her mother are both in jail to keep them separated. Since it is truth, it doesn't have to make sense.



Amber Alert canceled — Missing girl OK, mom arrested

Originally published February 28, 2007, By Lisa Roose-Church, DAILY PRESS & ARGUS

Connor McCreaddie - ITV1/PA Wire
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Christina Renaud, the Howell-area girl who was the subject of an Amber Alert, turned up unharmed Tuesday at the Royal Oak Police Department. The girl's mother, who is not her legal guardian, is in custody on parental kidnapping charges.

The Livingston County Sheriff's Department said early Wednesday that the Howell-area girl who was the subject of an Amber Alert the prior day had turned up at a police station unharmed.

Meanwhile, the girl’s mother, who is not her legal guardian, was being held at the Livingston County Jail for allegedly kidnapping her.

The girl — Christina Renaud, 16, of Oceola Township — turned up OK at the Royal Oak Police Department on Tuesday, the same day authorities in that community had taken her mother, Debbie Renaud, into custody, the Sheriff's Department said. Debbie Renaud lives in Royal Oak.

Police say Debbie Renaud requested visitation with her daughter last week and was to return the teen to her legal guardian Sunday. But the teen didn't turn up or contact her guardian as planned, and the Livingston County prosecutor’s office on Tuesday authorized an arrest warrant against Debbie Renaud for parental kidnapping. Also, police issued an Amber Alert for Christina Renaud on Tuesday.

Royal Oak police arrested the mother later in the day.

Christina Renaud was in protective custody with the Sheriff’s Department this morning.

Sheriff's Detective Marc King is still investigating the circumstances surrounding the teen's disappearance.

Contact Daily Press & Argus reporter Lisa Roose-Church at (517) 552-2846 or at

Source: Daily Press & Argus, Livingston Michigan