Marion County deputies search for 3 missing children who could be in danger

MARION COUNTY, Fla. — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is looking for three children who may be in danger.


Deputies said they received an order from the Department of Children and Families after their mother, 34-year-old Demelia Gates, refused to show her children to them during a visit.

According to a news release, deputies are searching for 14-year-old Lashawd Janvier, 13-year-old Loveson Janvier and 9-year-old Danylah Janvier.

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The children were last seen with Gates at the Roadway Inn on Silver Springs Boulevard on May 11.

Investigators said Gates left a fourth child at the motel and never returned, but the child is now in DCF custody.

If you have any information about the children, call 911.

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