Murder Charges for Mom of 2 Sisters Pulled from Florida Canal

The mother of two young girls whose bodies were found in a Florida canal has been charged with their presumed murder.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, sisters Destiny Hogan, 9; and Daysha Hogan, 7, were found dead hours apart on June 22 in a canal in Lauderville. Their mother, Tinessa Hogan, was taken into custody shortly after the bodies were discovered, amid reports that the mother had been offering to “baptize” area children, and had not reported her daughters missing before they were discovered dead.

NBC 6 South Florida now reports that Tinessa Hogan has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the death of her daughters.

As the report notes, Tinessa Hogan had been hospitalized for apparent psychiatric concerns after she was named a person of interest in the investigation.

Authorities have not yet confirmed if Tinessa Hogan was attempting to baptize her daughters at the time of their deaths, and have not yet confirmed the girls’ cause of death.

Police are continuing to seek tips in the ongoing investigation. Anyone with possible information is asked to contact the Lauderhill Police Department at 954-497-4700 or Broward County Crime Stoppers 954-493-8477 (TIPS).

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