American Missionaries Land In Miami After Being Freed In Haiti

02.18.10 | FL News Team

Eight Americans arrested last month for trying to take 33 children out of Haiti landed at Miami International Airport late Wednesday night after being freed from jail in Port-au-Prince. Their arrival was first reported by CNN. Two other Americans involved in the case remain behind bars while Haitian officials continue to investigate the case. The ten are missionaries affiliated with an Idaho church, who say there were taking the kids to an orphanage in the neighboring Dominican Republic. They were arrested at the Dominican border in late January after officials discovered they didn't have documents allowing the kids to emigrate. Those remaining under investigation are Laura Silsby and Charisa Coulter, who are being questioned about their activities in Haiti.