MANISTEE, Mich. – A Michigan mother has gone missing with three of her children after a court ordered them to be removed from her custody, officials said.
A court order to remove Kimberly Berrentine’s children was issued at 3 p.m. Thursday (April 22), according to authorities.
But when officials with Child Protective Services and officers tried to pick up the children, they learned Berrentine had fled with all four of them in a vehicle, police said.
One of the four children was found Friday at a home in Midland, but the other three are still missing, authorities said.
Manistee police have received reports that Berrentine is suffering from drug withdrawal and hallucinations. They also said she has been driving erratically.
She is believed to be driving a silver 2008 Chevrolet Malibu with a damaged rear passenger door and no license plate, police said.
The three missing children are Trevor Alan-Peter Edens, 12, Talissa Lynn Berrentine, 8, and Tallyn Leigh Smith, 6.
Trevor is described as 4 feet, 10 inches tall and 80 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.
Talissa is described as 4 feet tall and 65 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.
Tallyn is described as 4 feet tall and 50 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes.
Anyone who has seen Berrentine or the missing children or has any information on their whereabouts is asked to call 911 or the Manistee Police Department at 231-398-3281.