Update: Two Missing Children Located

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The Wilmington Police Department has announced that both children have been located.  No further details were released.

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The Wilmington Police Department is requesting the assistance of the public to locate two missing children.

Police are looking for 6-year-old Ernest Wilson and 5-year-old Evan Wilson, who were last seen on June 16, 2019, just outside of Wilmington.

It is believed that the children might be in the company of their father, 55-year-old Ernest Townsend. Investigators believe that he might be in North Carolina.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has also posted images and details about both missing children at http://www.missingkids.com/poster/NCMC/1362415/1/screen and http://www.missingkids.com/poster/NCMC/1362415/2/screen.

Anyone with information about this incident, or the whereabouts of the children, is encouraged to contact Detective Joseph Miller of the Criminal Investigations Division at (302) 576-3639.


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