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Now the mother: Madalina’s mom arrested for failing to report missing child

Still missing: Madalina Cojocari

Dec. 17. Hours after her husband was arrested for failing to report the disappearance of a child, the mother of a missing girl was also arrested under the same charges.

Cornelius Police have arrested Diana Cojocari, the 37-year-old mother of Madalina Cojocari, 11, who was last seen in Cornelius on Nov. 23. The step-father, Christopher Palmiter, 60, was arrested early this morning.

The couple reported Madalina missing just this past Wednesday.

They have lived on Victoria Bay Drive since 2017.

Cornelius Police, with help from the SBI and FBI, are still looking for Madalina. Police are asking anyone with information to contact the CPD at 704-892-7773. You can remain anonymous by calling North Mecklenburg Crime Stoppers at 704-896-7867.