How Two Missing Minnesota Sisters Hid in Plain Sight for 2 Years

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Published 2016-04-09
The bizarre story raising questions of whether the girls ran away or their mother tried to hide them while going through a bitter divorce and custody battle with their father.

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All Comments (21)
  • @tha2584
    Who else be up all night just watching all these documentaries 😂
  • @AmeliasMiMi
    Since this aired 5 years ago, I’d be interested to know how this all played out and how the family is doing today. If the Dad was an abusive man, there’s no way he’s gone five years without incident.
  • @Drawmatic
    Sandra: He’s abusive.
    Gianna: He’s abusive.
    Samantha: He’s abusive.
    Judge: cLeArLy SaNdRa Is BrAiNwAsHiNg ThEm
  • @VellaiRoja
    Such a confusing story & it felt like everybody was lying.
  • Courts have to stop trying to force children to have a relationship with a parent if they don’t want to have one, bottom line. Just stop, if the kids want a relationship they will make it happen.
  • @noodles1291
    This is painstaking, this is exactly what happened to me as a kid. The judge didn’t believe anyone who told him that me and my siblings were being abused since my mother seemed so normal and we had no hard proof at the time, luckily the judge made custody my choice but still left the door open for my mother to see me despite my pleads
  • @dnyllhorton
    Did anyone else find it odd that the two underaged girls were interviewed but were still considered “missing children,” and the news station doing the interview didn’t contact authorities or parents at all?? That’s they first thing the news people should’ve done. Right?? 🤨
  • @bonniecrowe1531
    The judge related to the dad in a way that would make me want to take a closer look at the judge's personal life.
  • @deru1922
    So you're telling me that if I witness one of my parents being abusive- any form of abuse- to the point where I'm afraid of them and my other parent takes it to court. But there's no solid evidence. The court is going to assume that I'm brainwashed, take me from my home and put me in the home of the parent that I'm very afraid of ?
  • @plumsmom8043
    This is horrifying. Something is not right with this story and MN family courts. My own attorney advised me (I live in Minnesota as well) to not discuss the emotional and physical abuse of my marriage because it could be interpreted as parental alienation. Thankfully, I retain custody of our children the majority of the time. He is supposed to get 1 weekend a month which he rarely exercises as well as 4 weeks in the summer which usually ends up being a week. There is something odd about family courts not wanting to know about emotional and physical abuse. The fact that my ex rarely sees his children and rarely exercises his phone time is a form of emotional abuse in and of itself. Yet the courts don't care, they just want parenting time on the books claiming it is in the best interest of the children. My children at 13 and 15 recognize and understand the things their Dad does and says as abusive. They suffer the consequences of a court system that can easily rip a child from their primary caregiver that does not abuse them simply because that parent brings up the abuse that is the reason for the breakdown of the marriage.
  • @RaleighLink
    I definitely believe the daughters that the dad was abusive. I was in a similar situation as a kid and a judge kept wanting my brother and I to go back to my abusive dad, he wouldn’t believe us. One day my brother and I said we’d rather go to jail than back to his house and he finally gave my mom full custody.
  • It honestly feels like everyone is lying. The Mother, the Father, the Kids. I don’t even believe those footprints in the snow…
  • He violated her protection order over 20 times but the judge says there's no signs of abuse?
  • @Miss.Malibu
    The dad reminds me of my father. Manipulative and never wanting to take the blame for things. He has the same mannerisms as my father as well, especially the ones that he has when he's lying. If you ask me, he's lying about not abusing them. You can see it in his eyes.
  • I attended high school with Sandra. Truly a wonderful person. Always friendly and very nice to everyone. Really sad all around.
  • The most worrying thing for me was the way the father spoke FOR the two girls at the end…stating that “they’re happy to be home” because if the abuse is true..we know he’s controlling?? These girls seemed verryyyy against the fact of living with them…how could they be happy to be in a house with him with no contact from their mother??? We need to hear FROM THEM!
  • @Bekka_boo13
    SO the kids are saying they are scared of their own father, they don't wanna live with him but still make them live with their dad...WTAF?!
  • @Jade-ld3kd
    “Once is more than enough “ .Correct ladies and gentlemen,as soon as someone shows any signs of abuse ,mental or physical it’s time to leave.
  • @nathanward5939
    Judge: “there is no evidence of abuse”
    Also Judge: “The mother brain washed her children”
    Me: Where tf is your evidence then?
  • @gor3gurl267
    he’s literally smirking when she asked if he’s ever abused them