The FBI has joined an investigation in North Carolina to help find an 11-year-old girl who went missing before Thanksgiving.
The Cornelius Police Department said it began investigating the missing report of 11-year-old Madalina Kajakari on Thursday, Dec. 15, and requested the assistance of the FBI.
on friday night FBI announced that they have joined the investigation and have issued a Missing Person poster with the juvenile’s identifying information and other general details.
“Madalina Kajakari was last seen at home in Cornelius, North Carolina, on the evening of November 23, 2022, and has not been seen since. She was reported missing from her school on December 15, 2022. Madalina was last seen wearing jeans, pink, purple and white Adidas shoes, and a white t-shirt and jacket,” the FBI said.
11-YEAR-OLD GEORGIA GIRL IS MISSING AND ‘MIGHT BE IN DANGER’ AFTER RUNNING AWAY FROM HOME WITH MYSTERY MAN SHE MET IN INTERN: POLICE
Madalino is described as 4’10” tall and weighing 90 pounds. She has brown hair.
On Saturday, Cornelius police arrested the girls’ stepfather, Christopher Palmiter, 60, and her mother, Diana Kajakari, for failing to report the child missing, officials said.
REMAINS OF MARYLAND TEENAGER’S SKELETON FOUND IN WOODS; THE POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING THE MURDER
“On December 17, 2022, at approximately 10:15 this morning, the Cornelius Police arrested Madalina’s mother, Diana Cajacari, for Rejection of the report the disappearance of a child to law enforcement agencies. Cojocari never reported his daughter, Madalina Cojocari, as missing after she was last seen in Cornelius on November 23, 2022,” police said in a statement.
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS PROGRAM
Cojocari is being held at the Mecklenburg County Detention Center.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Madalina Kajakari is asked to contact Kornilov police department by calling 704-892-7773. Anonymous tips can also be sent to the North Mecklenburg Crime Stoppers at 704-896-7867.