Parents Of Missing 11-year-old Girl Arrested After 22 Days, Police Say

The eleven-year-old Madalina Cojocari was last seen at her house in Cornelius, North Carolina, on November 23.
The mother and stepfather of a North Carolina girl who went missing were taken into custody by the authorities after it was reported that they delayed more than three weeks before reporting her abduction.

After Diana Cojocari’s daughter Madalina Cojocari went missing on November 23, the Cornelius Police Department stated that Diana Cojocari and her husband, Christopher Palmiter, had been charged with failing to report the disappearance of a child to law enforcement. The Cornelius Police Department provided this information.

Parents Of Missing 11-year-old Girl Arrested After 22 Days, Police Say
Parents Of Missing 11-year-old Girl Arrested After 22 Days, Police Say

According to a news release, Madalina, 11 years old, was last seen at her residence in Cornelius, North Carolina, located approximately 20 miles outside of Charlotte. On December 15, a school resource officer at Bailey Middle School was allegedly informed by her mother and stepfather that she had gone missing. On Saturday, police took into custody Diana, age 37, and Palmiter, age 60.

It was not apparent whether the two individuals filed a plea to the charge or whether they hired attorneys who can comment on their behalf. According to the records from the jail, the pair is currently being detained at the Mecklenburg County Detention Center.

An announcement to that effect was made on the Facebook page of the Cornelius Police Department on Monday “search area outside the residence in where Madalina was last seen, and this now encompasses Lake Cornelius As a safety precaution, we are expanding our search efforts across both land and ocean.” The authorities say that Madalina is in the sixth grade and passionate about horses.

According to the authorities, she has brown hair and brown eyes, and she was last seen wearing jeans, a white t-shirt, and a jacket, as well as pink, purple, and white Adidas shoes. She has a height of 4 feet 10 inches, a weight of 90 pounds, brown hair, and brown eyes. The FBI is assisting in the investigation at this time.

Anyone who may have information on the whereabouts of Madalina is urged to contact the Cornelius Police Department at (704) 892-7773 as soon as possible. You can also send tips to the FBI through their website,

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