THE bodies of three young children who were reported missing were pulled from a pond on Saturday.
Police in Cass County Texas told WHNT that three sisters, ages 5, 8, and 9, were reported missing on Friday evening.
The state park's department and Wildlife Game Warden for the county arrived on the scene around 9.30pm on Friday night.
Dive teams were also called into the search.
The bodies were recovered at 2am.
KSLA identified the children as 9-year-old Zi’ariel Oliver, 8-year-old Amiyah Hughes, and 5-year-old Temari Oliver.
They all lived near the pond.
Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife Captain Game Warden Shawn Hervey told the station during the search that a shoe was found.
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The mother confirmed it was one of her children's shoes.
There were also footprints in the mud.
Police do not know if they could swim.
"None of them had lifejackets on, so I don’t know how strong of swimmers they were or if were swimmers at all,” Lieutenant Game Warden Jason Jones said to WHNT.
Multiple agencies including the Texas Parks and Wildlife, Cass County Sheriff’s Office, and volunteer firefighters, helped search.
Autopsies are being conducted and there is an ongoing investigation.
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