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Marion deputies search for missing family, four children considered endangered

Parents have history of drugs, domestic violence
Posted at 5:36 AM, Dec 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-16 14:43:32-05

Marion County deputies are searching for a family of six and consider the four children missing and endangered. 

The Marion County Sheriff's Office says Joyce Nieves and James Dieffenbacher have a history of drug use, domestic violence and living in hazardous conditions. 

DCF investigators last saw the four children on November 17, 2016. 

Malachi Dieffenbacher-Nieves, 2, Totty Dieffenbacher-Nieves, 3, Aubriella Dieffenbacher-Nieves, 5, and Aryanna Nidia Robles-Nieves, 15, are in the custody of their parents. 

DCF has obtained a pick up order signed by Judge Gary Sanders. 

Deputies say the family may be traveling in a 1999 Dodge four-door pickup truck with Florida tag GMAK91. 

If you have seen this family or know where they may be, please call Marion County Sheriff's Office by calling 911. (MCSO Case #16041140)