Four Children Missing

Lillian,Carolina, Emily, and Minnie BennettImage3The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help locating four children who were last seen in the company of their mother. The  four girls, 10 year old Lillian Marie Bennett, 9 year old Minnie May Blanche Bennett, 8 year old Carolina Amaryles Bennett, and 6 year old Emily Grace Bennett live with their father on Shelor Ferry Road in Fair Play. Investigators with the Oconee County Sheriff’s Department say the mother, 44 year old Laverne Marie Bennett of Fairfield Road, in Walhalla, picked the children up this past weekend and was scheduled to return them on July 7th. The mother has yet to return them and has not been seen or heard from since. According to the Sheriff’s department the mother does have visitation rights, every other weekend.  If you have any information on the whereabouts of the mother or the four girls, call the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office at 864-638-4111. You can also contact Crimestoppers at 864-638-STOP, 1-888-CRIME-SC, or text in your tip to 274637.