Diana Cojocari and Christopher Palmiter have been arrested and charged in the missing child case of eleven year old Madalina Cojocari. According to police reports Madalina Cojocari was reported missing weeks ago in Cornelius, North Carolina. Apparently Madalina Cojocari was not reported missing to her school more than she weeks from when she was last seen. Diana Cojocari who is Madalina mother and Christopher Palmiter who is the stepfather of the eleven year old girl have been arrested and charged with Failure to Report the Disappearance of a Child to Law Enforcement
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The mother and stepfather of Madalina Cojocari, 11, who has been missing for weeks, were arrested on Saturday for allegedly failing to report her disappearance, police said.
The 11-year-old was last seen at home in Cornelius, North Carolina, about three weeks before her school was notified on Dec. 15 that she was missing, according to law enforcement officials.
“The parents of the juvenile reported the juvenile missing to the Bailey Middle School SRO where the juvenile attends school,” the Cornelius Police Department said in a statement on Friday. “The juvenile was last seen at home, on the evening of November 23, 2022, and has not been seen since.”
The FBI and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation are working with the Cornelius Police Department in the search for the missing girl.
Cojocari had been wearing “jeans, pink, purple and white Adidas shoes, and a white t-shirt and jacket” at the time of her disappearance, the FBI said.
Police said they began an investigation on Thursday after the school was notified Cojocari was missing.
Diana Cojocari, 37, and Christopher Palmiter, 60, were arrested on Saturday on the charge of Failure to Report the Disappearance of a Child to Law Enforcement, police said in two statements.
Police identified the pair as Cojocari’s mother and stepfather. Both are being held at the Mecklenburg County Detention Center, police said.
North Carolina law requires parents or guardians to report missing children to law enforcement within “a reasonable time.”