Missing Champaign Co. children found in Florida

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The mother of the girls and another man who allegedly took the children across state lines are also in custody, the Champaign County Sheriffs Office said.

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UPDATE @ 10:22 a.m. (Aug. 11)

The missing Champaign County girls have been found in Lake City, Florida during a traffic stop, confirmed Champaign County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Dave Rapp.

We are awaiting information about the two suspects and possible charges.

“It’s still a fluid investigation,” Rapp said.

Chief Deputy Rick Jordan with the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office said charges will likely be pending against the two adults that took the children to Florida.

Stacie M. Snyder, the children’s mother, was not the legal guardian of the girls, Jordan said. Snyder lost legal guardianship of the children Aug. 9, Jordan said.

Snyder was also supposed to turn herself in to serve a county jail term, today, Thursday, Jordan said.

This is still a fluid investigation, deputies said, and Champaign County is working with law enforcement in Lake City, Florida.


The Champaign County Sheriff’s Office is asking you to help them locate three children the sheriff’s office is considering endangered.

Madelynne, Michayla and Kalie Hannah, ages 3 and 2, were last seen with their birth mother, Stacie M. Snyder, and James Haynes.

Snyder and Haynes are considered suspects, according to a statement the sheriff’s office released Wednesday night.

Madelynne and Michayla are twins described as biracial. They are 3-foot-3 and 40 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes.

Kalie is 3-foot-3 and 40 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. She also is biracial, according to the sheriff’s office.

Haynes, 33, is 6-foot-1 and 230 pounds. Snyder is 26, 5-foot-4 and 200 pounds. Both have brown hair and blue eyes.

According to the sheriff’s office, Haynes and Snyder are known to abuse drugs. They were last seen in a silver 2002 Chrysler Town & County bearing temporary license tag C265091.

Corben Hannah, the birth father of the children, told the sheriff’s office that there is damage to the vehicle’s rear hatch.

He told WHIO-TV that Snyder did not show up Tuesday for a custody hearing in Champaign County and that her father spoke with her a few days ago.

If you have information about the children’s or suspect’s whereabouts, you’re asked to call the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office at 937-484-6091.

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