Florida family with four children goes missing

- Deputies in Marion County are hoping you can help them track down a family -- including four children -- that may be in danger.

According to the sheriff's office, the children have not been seen by DCF investigators or school officials since November 17.  They are identified as:

  • Aryanna Nidia Robles-Nieves, 15 years old
  • Aubriella Dieffenbacher-Nieves, 5 years old
  • Totty Dieffenbacher-Nieves, 3 years old
  • Malachi Dieffenbacher-Nieves, 2 years old

The kids were in the custody of their parents, Joyce Nieves and James Dieffenbacher.  Deputies say the couple has "a history of drugs, domestic violence, and living in hazardous conditions," and DCF now has a judge's permission to take the kids into custody.

The family's last known address is in Micanopy.  They may be traveling in a 1999 Dodge four-door pickup truck with Florida tag GMAK91.

If anyone has seen the four children or their parents, deputies ask you to contact the Marion County Sheriff's Office by calling 911.

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