PHOTO: OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF, FRANKLIN COUNTY, VA
A pregnant woman and her three young children vanished on September 5th, after missing an appearance at Franklin County Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court.
Lauren Cook, 30, and her children, Benjamin, 7, Hannah, 5, and Elijah, 2, have not been seen in weeks. Lauren’s mother has said she is “deeply concerned for our daughter Lauren, and our grandchildren Benjamin, Hannah, Elijah and our unborn grandchild. We want them all to know we love them and are here for them and want to help bring them to safety.”
Conversely, Lauren’s husband claims that Lauren is not missing at all and that he has spoken with her.
“I have no reason to be concerned about their safety or well-being,” he said. “I have heard from my wife, and I’m sure she and my children are doing well. We ask that our family’s privacy be respected at this time.”
We will update this story as available.