Police still searching for answers in case of two runaway girls

CREATED Mar. 25, 2013

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  • The two girls who disappeared Saturday were reportedly taken in by a neighbor, and police are learning more details. Video by wtmj.com

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MILWAUKEE - Two girls from Milwaukee disappeared Saturday night, and now more information is coming out about what happened.

Family so relieved to have their daughters home. But they're looking for answers, and so are police. Why did those two little girls leave home in the middle of the night?

Marvin Coleman doesn't know why the girls would run away from this home at 55th and Center.

“It's heart breaking, it's heart wrenching, said Coleman, a search volunteer.

Dozens of people, including Coleman, volunteered their time to search for the four-year-old and nine-year-old.

“The parents went to check on the children to ensure they were sleeping for the evening. and discovered the children were not in the bedroom,” said Capt. Regina Howard with the Milwaukee Police Department.

A Good Samaritan took in the girls, because they thought the girls might be in danger. The stranger tried to find the parents, but couldn't, so they brought the girls to police. The father, who put them to bed, said he doesn't know why the girls would run away. Their cousin shared how relieved she was to know the two were safe.

“I hated to think that this would be one of those cases that wouldn't end well,” said Laquanda Kern, a family member. “I have my faith in God and I just prayed and I know he wasn't going to fail me.”

Right now the two girls are not staying at home.