Cassie Whitney, 11, and her sister, Jezzie Whitney, 13, went missing after their father’s funeral. Investigators in Allen County, Kentucky, have released photos of the girls, whom they believe to be with their mother, Melissa Scott.
Cassie is 4 feet 9 inches tall, weighs 112 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes. Her sister, Jezzie, is 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighs 197 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the Whitney sisters is asked to call the Allen County Sheriff’s Office at (270) 237-3210.
Here is what you need to know:
1. The Whitney Sisters Have Been Missing Since May 18, 2017
Cassie and Jezzie have not been seen since attending a memorial service for their father on May 18.
2. Their Father, Larry Whitney Jr., Died From a Chest Wound
On May 16, around 6:30 a.m., Allen County Police arrived at a home where a woman named Melissa Scott was living. Scott has been identified as the mother of Cassie and Jezzie. When police arrived, a man identified as Larry Whitney had been injured. Mr. Whitney is the father of Cassie and Jezzie.
“When we got there, there was an injury to his chest. It appeared to be a knife injury,” Allen County Sheriff Jeff Cooke told the Bowling Green Daily News.
Emergency personnel transported Mr. Whitney to The Medical Center at Scottsville. He was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.
3. Their Mother, Melissa Scott, Has a Warrant Out for Her Arrest
Scott has a felony warrant out for her arrest. She is wanted on suspicion of Custodial Interference.
4. Their Great Uncle, Jerry, Is Worried For Their Safety
“I worry about their safety. The environment that I’m sure that any kids that would be in on the run with their mom is not sound environment. They need to be in a safe environment,” Jerry Whitney told WBKO.