Bodies Of 3 Missing Sisters Found In Private Pond Near Texas Home
"We have no idea what the girls were doing there," Cass County Sheriff Larry Rowe said.
by Danteé Ramos
August 04, 2022 at 10:52 pm
Three girls disappeared while under the care of their babysitter on July 29. The next day, authorities found the young sisters dead in a pond near their Cass County, Texas home.
Their mother, Shommaonique Oliver (Bre), 28, had asked a family friend to look over the girls while she was at work that evening. Zi’Ariel Robinson Oliver, 9, A’Miyah Hughes, 8 and Te’Mari Robinson Oliver, 5, went disappeared around 10 p.m. on Friday.
Once the sitter realized the girls were missing, a call to 911 was made and a multiagency search began, KSLA reports.
Divers found the bodies of Zi’Ariel, A’Miyah and Te’Mari in a private pond on a neighboring property.
Officials say they received a report of bodies located in a private pond near Highway 77 around 2 a.m.
“We located items of clothing around a pond and in a pond. So, we centered the search around that small body of water and with the use of divers, we were able to recover three victims at approximately 2 a.m. this morning,” Texas Game Warden Shawn Hervey said.
The cause of death has yet to be revealed as the girls’ bodies have been sent out for autopsies.
“We have no idea what the girls were doing there,” Cass County Sheriff Larry Rowe told the Texarkana Gazette. “Nobody has been accused of anything,” Rowe added regarding suspects in the case.
Shommaonique shared the news of the horrific incident on Facebook.
“My heart it hurt so bad because my babies are gone to be with the lord & I know everyone have a role on earth but their role’s was to short. They had a long life ahead of them, and now they will never get to grow up into the young ladies I know they was going to be,” she wrote. “just know mama love you no matter what, say hi to grannies for me. it’s not goodbye its see you later my sweet angles,” she wrote.
Shommaonique also posted some photos of her and the girls to her alternate Facebook account, “Through this whole process I have my family helping me to get through this hard time with me and the loss of my sweet babies Girl’s it’s so unreal. But I know I have to be strong for the sake of my other 3 Babies’ because they need me more than ever.!!!,” she captioned the photos.
A GoFundMe has been created for the girls to help with funeral costs and other related expenses.
“On July 29, 2022, my three kids Zi’Ariel Robinson Oliver & A’Miyah Hughes & Te’Mari Robinson Oliver went missing around 8 p.m. their body was found side by side at around 2 a.m. July 30, 2022, in a pond. This was so unexpert and a big hurt and shock to myself and my family. We are now asking for help to lay my sweet angles to rest. Whatever you can donate will be appreciated,” she wrote on the donation page.