PITTSBURGH, Penn (AP) — A Pennsylvania mother charged with hiding information about her missing twins for 10 years now admits they’re living with a family friend in Georgia.
47-year-old Patricia Fowler says in an interview Wednesday the twins Ivon and Inisha Fowler have been in Georgia since caseworkers started trying to take them away in 2006.
Police have accused Fowler of giving various stories about where the children are — none of which checked out. They’d be about 17 now and were reported missing by Allegheny County caseworkers last month, more than two weeks after four other children were removed from Fowler’s home at the request of caseworkers.
When questioned about the twins’ whereabouts, Fowler allegedly told police the twins were living with a relative in South Carolina. Then, she changed the story and said they were with a high school friend.
A third story, more shocking, came when Fowler allegedly told investigators she met a man at a bar who introduced her to a woman named Barbara.
According to detectives, Fowler told police she sold the twins for $2,000 apiece to Barbara. But when investigators told her she would be charged criminally for that, she then said they weren’t sold.
Penn Hills police Chief Howard Burton wouldn’t comment on confirm reports that detectives spoke to one of the twins by phone.
Fowler hasn’t returned AP’s calls and her phone is now disconnected.