A statewide endangered missing child alert has been issued for four children from Lima, OH, in Allen County.
Police say they believe the children were taken by their non-custodial mother, Marianne Merritt, and her boyfriend, Charles Perkins whom they allege is abusive.
The missing children are identified as follows:
- Damara Croley: 13 years old. 5'3" tall. 180 pounds. Brown hair and blue eyes. Last seen wearing a red OSU shirt and Spiderman web pants.
- Benjamin Karl-Leland Croley: 12 years old. 5'1" tall. 120 pounds. Blond hair and blue eyes. Last seen wearing yellow smiley emoji pants.
- Patience Wilson: 9 years old. 4'5" tall. 80 pounds. Blonde hair and blue eyes. Last seen wearing a white top with dark blue or black leggings.
- Damien Wilson: 8 years old. 4'5" tall. 111 pounds. Blond hair and blue eyes. Last seen wearing a blue shirt and red / black shorts.
The suspect, Merrit, is 40 years old. She is described as 5’5” tall and weighs 210 pounds. She has red hair and green eyes.