KUTV yesterday reported that Sydney and Dani Wolferts, teenage sisters missing since July 2014, have been located along with their mother, Michelle Wolferts, in Pleasant Grove, Utah.
The girls ran away while visiting their mother in Orem. Their father, Brian Wolferts, moved Sydney and Dani to Topeka, Kansas after being awarded custody of both sisters.
The story received substantial media coverage with Brian and his eldest daughter, Brittany Wolferts – sister to Dani and Sydney – appearing on the Dr. Phil talk show earlier this year.
Brittany has been fighting to keep her sisters out of their father’s care. All three siblings have alleged physical and emotional abuse at the hands of Brian.
Michelle, who admitted to being on the run with the girls since August 2014, was arrested on charges of custodial interference, filing a false police report and housing fraud. She has since been released on bail.
Authorities have not released information on the whereabouts of Sydney and Dani. Brian Wolferts was reportedly en route to see his daughters on Sunday. Orem Police Lt. Craig Martinez said Brian will likely be working with DCFS to integrate the girls back into his home.
Please visit the opening link for more on this story, including a KUTV interview with Michelle Wolferts.