CBS Miami

TAMPA (CBSMiami/AP) — The grandparents of two boys who investigators say were kidnapped by their non-custodial parents spoke with reporters on Thursday in Tampa. The youngsters made an appearance before the cameras, as well.

Just two hours earlier, Joshua and Sharyn Hakken, who are the parents of Chase, 2, and Cole, 4, Hakken, made their first court appearance in Tampa on kidnapping charges. They remain held without bond.

The grandparents, Patricia and Bob Hauser, appeared before reporters outside their north Tampa home shortly after 11 a.m.

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There was no discussion of the ongoing criminal investigation, including last week’s abduction in which Patricia Hauser was allegedly tied up by Joshua Hakken.

Patricia Hauser profusely thanked the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office as well as the U.S. State Dept. and Cuban government.

The Hausers also thanked the media and the public for both help and restraint, but made it…

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