Five women belonging to what some have called a "cult-like" religious group were found alive with their eight children on Sunday after being reported missing with a fear of group suicide on Saturday reports CNN.
The adult members of the group, all female Salvadoran immigrants, left notes for their husbands and all of their legal identification and cell phones behind when they left their homes. The children in the group ranged from the age of three to 17 according to The Huffington Post.
The group's leader, Reyna Marisol Chicas, is currently being detained for 72 hours because authorities deemed that she was unable to care for herself or others.
The members of this group say that it was just a misunderstanding at they no suicide was ever planned. One member, Martha Clavel, said, "I guess it was a misunderstanding, and I'm sorry about that."