Teller County Woman No Longer Considered Missing

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – A Colorado investigator says a woman whose 6-year-old son has been missing since October may be part of a group being investigated by Durham, N.C., police after a former member reported seeing abuse of children.

Teller County sheriff’s Sgt. Nick Olmsted tells The Gazette that Vania Sisk is believed to have moved to Colorado recently from Durham with five adults and nine children who belong to a home-based church known as Black Hebrews. Deputies visited her home last week and couldn’t find Sisk or her son, but nine other children at the home were taken into custody by Teller County social services at the request of authorities in North Carolina. Authorities haven’t disclosed reasons for the request.

Sisk has since contacted authorities and isn’t considered missing.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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