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Abby and Isabella Chapman have been found in Wyoming

Two little girls from Exeter who have been missing since July 10th have been found safe in Wyoming.

Barry County Sheriff Mick Epperly says Isabella and Abby Chapman are in the custody of DFS in Park County Wyoming, which is near Yellowstone.  

Authorities reached out to the public after Matthew Chapman failed to return his daughters following an outing to Silver Dollar City.  A few days after the girls vanished it was discovered that Chapman had sold his vehicle and was on the run with the girls.

Epperly says his office received a tip today from a man who helped Chapman in Wyoming after his van had broken down near Cody.  

Matthew Chapman

Chapman has been charged with parental kidnapping and is awaiting extradition back to Missouri.

Epperly says the girls will be placed in foster care until a home a study can be completed.  

"We're tickled that it turned out the way it did.  Everyone is safe....and that's what matters," said Epperly.