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      Aiken father reports 2-year-old son, wife missing

      Investigators are hoping the community can help an Aiken father locate his son and wife who have been missing since Monday.

      AIKEN, S.C. (WACH) - Investigators are hoping the community can help an Aiken father locate his son and wife who have been missing since Monday.

      Owen Pirkle reported his 48-year-old wife, Angela Marie Pirkle, and 2-year-old son, Brody William Pirkle, missing Monday.

      Pirkle told investigators with Aiken Public Safety that his wife was supposed to take their son to the baby sitter, but they never arrived at the baby sitter's home. He tried to call his wife around 11:25 a.m. Monday, but her phone was turned off.

      According to the incident report, Pirkle claims his wife has had mental problems in the past, although she has never tried to harm herself.

      Angela and Brody Pirkle left for the baby sitter's home in a silver BMW XS SUV with Washington plates.

      Pirkle's credit card was used at a Shell gas Station around 9:05 p.m. Monday in Martinez, Ga.

      UPDATE: Pirkle and her son have been found safe in Georgia. Click here for the story.