Kentucky detectives said Friday they are searching for a missing 13-year-old girl and her young sister, who were taken by their mother to their father ‘ s funeral.
“Law enforcement has reason to believe that they may be in danger,” Detective Michael Wilson of the Allen County Sheriff’s Office said FoxNews.com.
Detectives said the 13-year-old, Jazzie Whitney and her 11-year-old sister Cassie were last seen on May 18, at a funeral of their father. Larry Whitney, 40, died of a stab wound to the chest two days earlier.
An arrest warrant accuses Melissa Scott, 38, of the taking of her daughters. She is entrusted with the custody conclusion.
Researchers believe that Scott ran off with the girls after the welfare of the children of employees took custody of the girls, Wilson said.
Researchers don’t know for sure how the father died, Wilson said.
The investigator said that the death could be accidental, but an exact cause is pending an autopsy.
He said that researchers want to talk with the mother and the girls about the stabbing, Wilson said.
Jerry Whitney told WBKO-TV he and his brother, Scott had a bad relationship. He said that he is concerned about his nieces.
“I’m worried about their safety,” he said.
Wilson said that anyone with information call the Allen County Sheriff’s Office in 1-270-237-3210.