On December 15, 2022, Diana Cojocari reported her 11-year-old daughter Madalina Cojocari missing in Cornelius, North Carolina. She told investigators that she hadn’t seen her daughter since the night of November 23.
But investigators would find that no one, aside from Diana and her husband, Christopher Palmiter, had seen Madalina since November 21st, two days prior to when Diana said she last saw her daughter and nearly 24 days before she was reported missing.
Investigators have searched Madalina’s home and property multiple times, along with Lake Cornelius, but she has yet to be located. Madalina is still missing.
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