A 16-year-old girl fled her Collingdale house with her 3-year-old sister early this morning, right before Delaware County Children and Youth Services workers were slated to come and take them from their mother's home, police said.
A 15-year-old cousin later joined the two and now police are searching for all three and asking the public's help in finding these girls, said Collingdale Police Chief Robert Adams.
Adams said police have been in contact with the girls via cell phone, but they refuse to provide their location. Their most recent call sounded like it was made from a transproation terminal and both Amtrak and Septa police have been notified to keep a look out for the runaways.
The 16-year-old, Nicole Sporish, is describe as a white female with black hair and brown eyes. Her 3-year-old sister, Monae Onuffer is described as white with brown hair and brown eyes. Their cousin, Danielle Natale, is described as 5-feet-4 with reddish-brown hair and brown eyes. She was wearing a black jacket, white pants and a brown baseball hat when she was last seen.
Adams said the sisters' mother claims she doesn't know where her children might be. He said he could not comment on why the girls were going to be taken out of their mother's home and placed in protective custody this morning.
Collingdale police said they were told by state police that the girls' status does not meet the criteria for an Amber Alert. Anyone who sees the girls is urged to call 911 or Collingdale police at 610.565.6500.