Their father, Russell Yates told Providence Journal that he was ‘dumbfounded’ and ‘relieved’ to know where his girls are and that he does not want his ex-wife Elaine to be punished.
'That ain't going to help her, me or anybody else at this point,' he told WCVB. 'I just want to see my kids.'
Russell was awarded full custody of the girls when the couple divorced because Elaine failed to show up to the custody hearing.
Later Russell would return home after a bar shift and discover his daughters gone.
'And now at least it's up to them to get in touch with me,’ he says.