Cops: Teen ran away with her 3-year-old sister and cousin

Nicole Sporish (left) and her cousin Danielle Natale, seen in this costumed portrait provided by family, ran away yesterday.
Nicole Sporish (left) and her cousin Danielle Natale, seen in this costumed portrait provided by family, ran away yesterday.
Posted: January 10, 2014

A 16-YEAR-OLD GIRL fled her Collingdale house with her 3-year-old sister yesterday morning, right before Delaware County Children and Youth Services workers were slated to take the siblings from their mother's home, police said.

A 15-year-old cousin later joined the two, and police were still searching for all three and asking for the public's help in finding the girls, said Collingdale Police Chief Robert Adams.

Adams said police had been in contact with the girls via cellphone, but the girls refused to provide their location. Their most recent call sounded like it was made from a transportation terminal on speakerphone, police said. Both Amtrak and SEPTA police were notified to keep a look out for the runaways.

Police described the 16-year-old, Nicole Sporish, as white with black hair and brown eyes. Her 3-year-old sister, Monae Onuffer, is described as white with brown hair and brown eyes. Their cousin, Danielle Natale, is described as white and 5-feet-4 with reddish-brown hair and brown eyes. She was wearing a black jacket, white pants and a brown baseball hat when she was last seen.

Adams said the sisters' mother claims she doesn't know where her children might be. He said he could not comment on why the girls were going to be taken out of their mother's home and placed in protective custody. Adams declined to comment when asked if police believe the girls were urged to run by their mother.

Collingdale police said they were told by state police that the girls' status does not meet the criteria for an Amber Alert.

Anyone who sees the girls is urged to call 9-1-1 or Collingdale police at 610-565-6500.


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