Feb 27, 2011 10:38 PM by Jeannette Hynes

Teller County authorities looking for missing mom, son

A Woodland Park home that has been vacant and for sale for months was suddenly filled with people last week. Several families from North Carolina had moved into the home, according to neighbors. By Sunday night, the home was vacant again.

The Teller County Sheriff's Office says Vania Sisk was one of the women who moved into that house on Ridge Drive. Authorities questioned the 25-year-old last week about her missing six-year-old son. The next day, she didn't show up for a Department of Social Services appointment and hasn't been seen since. The last anyone saw her was at the Walmart in Woodland Park.

Authorities searched the home. They didn't find the missing boy, but they did take nine children into protective custody. Those children are now in Durham, North Carolina.

The people moving out of the home would only say they were moving out and on their way back to North Carolina for custody hearings.

The Teller County Sheriff's Office says Sisk could be using her maiden name of Higgenbotham.



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