The mother of a 2-year-old Oklahoma girl Oaklee Snow who has been missing since February was arrested on neglect charges in North Carolina.
The girl, Oaklee Mae Snow, was last seen with her mother, Madison Marshall, 22, on Feb. 9, according to J.T. Palmer of the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office in Oklahoma. She was allegedly being carried out of what witnesses described as a “crack house” at the time.
“They said she was either dozing off or unconscious. She wasn’t moving, Palmer observed. The mother said, “I’ve got to get her to the hospital,’ as she was wrapped in a blanket. She’s been injured.
Authorities “know that [Oaklee] did not make it to the hospital that night,” according to Palmer.
Prior to that, according to Palmer, Marshall and her ex-boyfriend, 25-year-old Roan Waters, left their Cromwell, Oklahoma, home on or around Jan. 19 with Oaklee, her 7-month-old son Coleton, and Oaklee.
Palmer claimed that Coleton was allegedly left on the Indianapolis home’s couch. Coleton was reunited with his father after someone at the house dialed 911.
In Harnett County, North Carolina, Marshall was detained on suspicion of neglecting a dependent. According to jail records, Marshall is being held by the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office while he waits to be extradited as a wanted person from another state.
According to The Oklahoman, Waters was detained in Colorado on a warrant that was issued in Oklahoma for his arrest on charges of child abuse and domestic assault and battery in the presence of a child.
According to Palmer, those accusations have nothing to do with Oaklee’s disappearance.
It was unclear right away whether Marshall or Waters had entered pleas or hired lawyers.
I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy, Zack Snow, Oaklee and Coleton’s father, told Oklahoma City TV station KFOR.
“I’ve been using my phone nonstop. I mean, you know, trying to find someone who may know where she is,” Snow continued.
The hunt for Oaklee is still on. She weighs 35 lbs. and is about 2 feet tall. She has blue eyes and blonde hair.
Call the IMPD Missing Persons Unit at 317.327.6160, Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317.262.8477, or (TIPS) if you have any information about Oaklee’s whereabouts.
Call the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-Child or 1-800-422-4453 if you have any suspicions of child abuse, or visit www.childhelp.org. All phone calls are free and private. The hotline is accessible around-the-clock in more than 170 languages.