AN eerie new clue has emerged in the case of a missing girl as the court is set to release new information about her disappearance.
Madalina Cojocari, 11, vanished on November 23 from Cornelius, North Carolina – a suburb of Charlotte – where she was living with her mother, Diana Cojocari, and stepfather, Christopher Palmiter.
Cojocari and Palmiter claim that they have not seen their daughter since the night of November 23.
Her last location, however, is unclear as both the parents blame each other for losing her the day she went missing.
This has led to serious confusion in the case, causing police to go over hundreds of interviews and leads in hopes to gain more information on what happened.
The leads so far have been unhelpful but a recent clue redirecting police to a new location could be promising and possibly reveal new information.
NEW SIGHTING OF MOM
The girl’s mom reportedly drove to a remote area in the mountains after her daughter vanished, cops have revealed.
The Cornelius Police Department has asked anyone who may have seen Madalina’s mother in Madison County, North Carolina, during the days or weeks after her disappearance to come forward.
Madison County is a sparsely populated and densely forested section of the state, located deep in the Appalachian Mountains on the Tennessee border, Inside Edition reports.
Police believe the trip took place after Madalina was last seen on November 21, but before she was reported missing on December 15.
“One of the family members was in the Madison County area of NC,” cops wrote on Facebook.
“We are seeking firsthand eyewitness information from anyone who may have seen this Toyota Prius or white female in the area between the dates of November 22, 2022, to December 15, 2022.”
Two photos of Madalina’s mother released with the statement showed her standing in a mountainous area with heavy woods behind her.
Eyewitnesses who may have seen Cojocari in this area or anyone with information are urged to contact the Madison
DOCUMENTS TO BE RELEASED
Meanwhile, the court is expected to release search warrants related to the case sometime soon.
A judge decided on Friday that the search warrants should not remain sealed in their entirety.
The court is reportedly redacting the reports before releasing them, according to WCCB.
It was previously reported that Madalina’s mother and stepfather had a fire in their backyard the day after Madalina went missing.
Palmiter also went to see family in Michigan the day after that.
“Madalina was last seen wearing jeans, pink, purple, and white Adidas shoes, and a white T-shirt and jacket,” police said.
Cojocari and Palmiter are both in custody, have been charged with failing to report a missing child, and are being held on $250,000 and $200,000 bail, respectively.