Madalina Cojocari, the mother of 12-year-old Cornelius Cornelius who has been missing for more than three weeks, entered a not-guilty plea in court on Thursday.
It is anticipated that the matter will go to trial. Madalina was last seen on November 23, according to the police, but her parents didn’t report her missing until December 15.
Both her mother Diana Cojocari and stepfather Christopher Palmiter are accused of failing to notify authorities of a child’s disappearance.
In December, police detained her mother Diana Cojocari and stepfather Christopher Palmiter and charged them with failing to report the girl’s absence.
She was last observed in public on November 21 as she exited a school bus, but it wasn’t until December 15 that she was reported missing.
The girl’s mother speculated that she might have been sold for money in warrants that were unsealed last month, despite the fact that both parents claimed to be unaware of what happened to the girl.
Since the search for Madalina got underway, authorities have investigated hundreds of potential leads.
She and a relative looked to be in surveillance images taken on December 16 in western North Carolina, according to the warrants that were unsealed in July. Cornelius Police were informed of these images.
Diana Cojocari is due in court at 9:30 a.m., and Palmiter will have a motion to compel and a bond hearing in the afternoon session.
During their appearances, both parents can decide to plead guilty.
Has Madalina Cojocari Been Found Yet?
Madalina Cojocari has not been found yet. She is still missing. The search for her continues.