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Oconee County Mother And Four Daughters Found

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The Oconee County Sheriff's Office is asking for assistance in locating a mother and her four daughters. Photo courtesy Oconee County Sheriff's Office The Oconee County Sheriff's Office is asking for assistance in locating a mother and her four daughters. Photo courtesy Oconee County Sheriff's Office
WALHALLA, SC -

July 13, 2013

An Idaho State Trooper discovered the four missing girls of Oconee County Saturday morning, seated at a picnic table with their mother, Laverne Marie Bennett near the Idaho/Washington state line in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

According to the release issued by the Oconee County Sheriff's Office, all four girls are doing fine and Bennett is in Idaho State custody until extradition proceedings next week.

Bennett has been charged with four counts of custodial interference.

There is no word of when the girls will be reunited with their father.

 

July 10, 2013

The Oconee County Sheriff's Office is asking for assistance in locating a mother and her four daughters.

According to Sheriff's Office spokesman Jimmy Watt, 44-year-old Laverne Marie Bennett, of Walhalla, was scheduled to return her four daughters, 10-year-old Lillian Marie, nine-year-old Minnie May Blanche, eight-year-old Carolina Amaryles and six-year-old Emily Grace, to their father this past weekend after her bi-weekly visitation. However, the girls have not been returned and nobody has heard from or seen them since.

According to an incident report obtained from the sheriff's office, the girls' father told investigators that he tried to reach his wife and the girls several times and went to her residence but did not find any sign of them. An investigator also tried to reach Bennett and the girls without success. Watt stated that Bennett's estranged husband told investigators that he had some concerns about her mental state and was worried she may have taken them out of state.    

If anyone has any information about the whereabouts of Bennett and the four girls they are asked to contact the Oconee County Sheriff's Office at (864) 638-4111 or Crimestoppers at (864) 638-STOP or I-888-CRIME-SC. You can also text a tip to 274637.

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