Police ID Bodies Of Two Girls Found In Lauderhill Canal, Name Mother Person Of Interest – CBS Miami
FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Lauderhill police identified the two girls found dead in a canal on Tuesday and named their mother as a person of interest on the case.
It is the first time we have seen the pictures of two sisters found dead hours apart in a Lauderhill canal.
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You are 9 year old Destiny Hogan and her 7 year old sister Daysha.
Their bodies were found in the water near the 5900 block on NW 21st Street Tuesday.
“Monday the 21st at around 5:00 pm will be the last sighting of the children and mother together,” said Lauderhill PD Det. Mike Bigwood.
Wednesday night the police called Tinessa Hogan, 36, a person of interest.
Investigators confirm neighborhood reports that Tinessa Hogan was seen acting strangely on the same channel on Monday night.
“She was swimming in the water, she had a Bible, and she told me to come over. I said why? ‘ She said she would baptize me. She says God told her, I say, ‘God didn’t tell you,’ ”said neighbor Lawana Johnson.
Police said Tinessa Hogan was not arrested at the time, but was not in the community.
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They couldn’t confirm if she was Baker Acted which is a mental hospital.
“The real takeaway here is that we have no one creating problems in the community that could cause harm,” said Constance Stanley, Lauderhill police chief.
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On Wednesday, several neighbors had placed balloons and a stuffed teddy bear along the water where a girl was found.
The police are hoping for more information.
“Any knowledge of the family, family dynamics, activities that the family does together, just general information about who they were and what their everyday life was like would be extremely helpful,” said Lt. Bigwood.
Investigators confirm that the young sisters’ autopsies were completed on Wednesday. However, the cause of death is not yet known.
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