Two missing girls, Sharron Cherie Bess, 13, and Deony Cherie Goodwin, 9 were found safely Tuesday in Lynwood, California, and their mother, Diondria Cherie Davis, 33, has been arrested on felony child endangerment charges, reports KTLA.
The girls had been missing since Wednesday night, when Davis handed them over to a woman named “CC” on the recommendation of a man who worked at the motel where she was temporarily living. She did not report her daughters missing to Long Peach Police department until Friday morning around 11:00 a.m.
Officers conducted a thorough search of the motel and the surrounding area, but it wasn’t until Saturday afternoon that Long Beach police spokeswoman Lisa Massacani said the girls had been found.
The woman who took the kids was described “as black, late 20s to early 30s, 5 foot 1, and 190 pounds. She was wearing black spandex and a long pony-tail in video surveillance from the motel.
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She contacted the LAPD after she saw media reports about the girls and is being questioned, reports NBC Los Angeles. The man who recommended her was initially considered a suspect, but is now considered a fully cooperating witness.
“She is now being questioned for her role in the incident,” according to a statement from the Long Beach Police Department.
It is not clear at this time if she will be arrested.