SALT LAKE CITY — A teen daughter of polygamist John Daniel Kingston and Heidi Mattingly with relatives has been taken back into state custody after living with relatives who say she belongs with her immediate family.
The 13-year-old girl had been living with her uncle and aunt, but they requested that she go back to the custody of the state.
A juvenile court judge signed an order Friday placing the girl in state custody.
The girl is not part of the court order that is aimed at reuniting nine other Kingston children with Heidi Mattingly, their mother.
“For now, she’s in our custody in a foster home. We’ll be working on a more permanent placement,” said Carol Sisco, spokeswoman for the Department of Human Services. “This was done at the request of the relatives she was living with.”
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