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Police Find Missing Family With 'Suicide Pact' Over Autism Costs

MELBOURNE, Florida — The Florida Department of Law enforcement reported last night that the Florida MISSING CHILD Alert has ended for Kiah and Kristin Firth, saying that the case been “resolved.

Last week, the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) was called to investigate threats James and Mai Firth allegedly made to kill their children and themselves in a “suicide pact” they had agreed to. The family resides in Vietnam and traveled to the United States to obtain treatment for their 4 year-old Autistic daughter Chieu “Kristin” Firth.


Law enforcement says that the “suicide pact” was the result of James and Mai Firth’s frustration that “Kristen’s” Autism is expensive to treat. James and Mai Firth stated they would kill the children and themselves if “the money ran out” or “Kristen” didn’t show improvement during treatment.

Before DCF could shelter the children, James Firth allegedly lied to the DCF investigator about the location of the hotel the family was residing in and then disappeared with the family during the time it took for DCF to locate the correct hotel.





Name: Kiah Firth
Missing: 11/29/2012
Missing From: Melbourne, FL
County: Brevard
Age: 2
Age Disappeared: 2
Sex: Female
Race: Asian
Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Height: 1′ 08″ Weight: 25


Name: Kristin Firth
Missing From: Melbourne, FL
County: Brevard Age: 4
Age Disappeared: 4
Sex: Female
Race: Asian Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Height: 2′ 06″
Weight: 35


Name: Mai Firth
Missing From: Melbourne, FL
County: Brevard
Age: 31
Age Disappeared: 31
Sex: Female
Race: Asian
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5′ 03″
Weight: 100


Name: James Firth
Missing From: Melbourne, FL
County: Brevard
Age: 43
Age Disappeared: 43
Sex: Male
Race: White
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue
Height: 5′ 10″
Weight: 180

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