Massive search for missing 11-year-old boy Madalina Cojocari Cornelius Police Capt. Jennifer Thompson said in a video update that North Carolina police were hampered by how late she was reported missing.
“One of the challenges in this case, simply put, we were not notified that she was gone,” Thompson said. Police from all over the world are on the hunt for Maddalena.
“Investigators have developed and followed approximately 250 leads spanning state lines and around the world,” Thompson said Tuesday.
Madelina’s parents He was arrested for failing to report her missing on December 17, police had earlier said. News release. Her mother, Diana Cujocari, is being held on $250,000 bond while her stepfather, Christopher Palmeter, is being held on $200,000 bond, according to jail records.
CNN has made multiple attempts to contact Diana Cujocari’s attorney. A spokeswoman for the law firm representing Palmeter previously said they were unable to comment at this time.
“This is a serious case of a child whose parents are clearly not telling us everything they know,” Thompson said. “If you have any eyewitness information please call us.”
Maddalena’s The missing poster Charlotte is listed first on the FBI website. The FBI said she was last seen on Nov. 23 “wearing jeans, pink, purple and white Adidas sneakers, and a white T-shirt and jacket.”
Cornelius is about 20 miles north of Charlotte, North Carolina.