Missing NC children found after nearly 2 years; mother charged
CHEROKEE, N.C. — Three western North Carolina children who were reported missing nearly two years ago have been located and a warrant has been issued for their mother’s arrest.
In November 2014, police on the Cherokee Indian Reservation said Shira Raman Mattocks was having custody issues involving her three children. Family members indicated through social media that the children, ages 3 months to 8 years, were allowed supervised visits with Mattocks, but it was believed she had taken the children and left the area.
Police said the children’s fathers had custodial rights at the time they disappeared.