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Missing Carrollton grandfather, kids back home

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The father of the two missing Carrollton children brought them back home Thursday evening.

Jose Gomez went to Wisconsin to pick up 8-year-old Dominique and 7-year-old Marcos. The brother and sister went to the park with their grandfather on Sunday and never returned.

William Gomez apparently got lost and began a three-day drive through at least seven states.

The family said the 57-year-old suffers from memory loss. He's usually not allowed to take the children alone, but that day he was.

No one knew where they went, not even the kids.

"We didn't know. Our grandpa… we were at the park and then we wanted to go home. He felt it was going to start raining and then we tried to go home but we got lost," they said.

Police issued an Amber Alert and started tracking William Gomez' bank activity.

Records show he stopped in Little Rock, Ark., Troy, Tenn. and then Paducah, Ky. on Monday. He was in northwest Indiana on Tuesday morning and then passed through Chicago before being found by officers in Wisconsin.

Surveillance video in Kentucky showed he bought items for the kids and asked for directions back to Dallas.

The children's father said he felt relieved after learning everyone was safe.

"It's just brilliant to know that they're resilient, they're okay. They're so un phased by this, they want to watch SpongeBob," Jose Gomez said. "Okay I'll take that - that's so fine with me."

William Gomez was evaluated at a Wisconsin hospitalize, but made the trip home with the rest of his family.

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