Country singer Mindy McCready, who had been reported missing, spoke with Florida authorities Wednesday and is aware of a court order to return her 5-year-old son by this afternoon, police said, The Associated Press reports.
Cape Coral Police Lt. Tony Sizemore said McCready and her son are not in the Lee County, Fla., area, and that she is "currently outside of the terms of her family court stipulation." She knows that she is supposed to bring her son back to Lee County by 5 p.m. Thursday, he said.
"The million-dollar question is whether she will comply," Sizemore said.
The state Department of Children and Families said a missing persons report was filed with Cape Coral police Tuesday night after McCready took her son Zander from her father's home.
McCready doesn't have custody of her son -- her mother does -- and the singer was allowed to visit the boy at her father's home, according to a department spokesman. On Tuesday, DCF discovered that McCready and the boy were not at her father's home.
Meanwhile, McCready said on Facebook that she is not missing.
"I have been fighting the Florida court system to protect my son, and bring him home," she posted, adding that she spoke with Cape Coral Police via Skype -- something that the agency confirmed.
Since topping the country charts in the mid-1990s, the troubled 36-year-old singer's life has been filled with domestic abuse, drug and DUI arrests and a suicide attempt.