CORNELIUS, N.C. — The FBI announced Friday it is helping the Cornelius Police Department with its search for an 11-year-old girl who was last seen on Nov. 23 at her home, according to police.
Stepdad of missing 11-year-old arrested for failure to report her disappearance, Cornelius PD says
Police said they began investigating after the parents of Madalina Cojocari reported her missing on Dec. 15 to a school resource officer at Bailey Middle School.
On Saturday morning, Cornelius PD announced they arrested Christopher Palmiter for failure to report the disappearance of a child to Law Enforcement. He is the stepdad of Cojocari, according to police.
Palmiter is being held on a $100,000 bond.