Sammy Tene, age 5, and China tene, age 4, went on a supervised visit with their homless father who has a history of drug abuse in Newark, NJ on Wednesday. The two children have been missing since the visit.
The went to the New Jersey Family Court building in the Wilentz Justice Complex and that was the last place they were scene.
The trip was set up by a state worker, who left the room at some point while supervising the visit. At that point, the father and two children were gone. Police believe that roughly around 4pm, the father, Moso Tene, left with the kids.
He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, white sneakers and dark jeans. He now has bleach blonde hair and is clean shaven.
The young boy, Sammy, was wearing a “Star Wars” tshirt and light up “Spider Man Sneakers.”
The little girl, China, was wearing a purple and pink hoodie and pink tights. She is missing her two front teeth.
Police received a report of the missing children around 7:30 p.m., and are assisting the Human Service Police in trying to locate the children. Anyone with information is urged to call the department’s 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477) or 1-877-NWK-GUNS (1-877-695-4867). All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.
NEWARK, N.J. — Two young children are missing following a supervised visit with their father, who is allegedly homeless and has a history of drug addition, the Newark Police Department said Wednesday. Sammy Tene, 5, and China Tene, 4, were visiting with their father, Moso Tene, 30, at the Wilentz Justice Complex,New Jersey Family Court Building, located at 212 Washington St., when they were last seen, city officials say. A state worker supervising the visit left the room at some point, and upon return, both children and the father were gone, according to police. Tene is believed to have left the visit with the children around 4 p.m. Moso Tene is homeless and has a history with drug addition, according to police.