Mindy McCready's son to return to Florida

Mindy McCready participates in the Ladies No-Limit Hold 'em poker tournament on June 8, 2008, in Las Vegas. Angela Weiss/Getty Images

Mindy McCready participates in the Ladies No-Limit Hold 'em poker tournament on June 8, 2008, in Las Vegas.
Angela Weiss/Getty Images
(CBS/AP) Mindy McCready's son is expected to make a "swift" return to Florida, according to authorities.

The Florida Department of Children and Families is working with Arkansas state officials to bring McCready's son, Zander, back to his legal guardian, McCready's mother. The country singer, meanwhile, is expected to appear in court on Monday.

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An Arkansas sheriff says McCready didn't have permission to be in the unoccupied summer home where she was found Friday evening with her 5-year old son. Authorities continue to investigate the matter.

Cleburne County Sheriff Marty Moss said in a news release that authorities located McCready after receiving a report of "possible occupants in a summer home that was supposed to be unoccupied."

Officials say the boy is safe and in good health after he and McCready, who is pregnant with twins, were found in a bedroom closet of an unoccupied Arkansas home.

Zander's father, country artist Bill McKnight, released a new statement on his website on Saturday, explaining, "As we move forward from this incident, please remember that everyone has the ability to make positive changes in their life." He added, "Our new single "Lay It Down" talks about battling your demons and it is my wish that this ordeal will help Mindy get back on her path so she can be a part of our sons life."

  • CBS News Staff

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