Teen mom, child who were missing from St. Lucie County have been found in Illinois

Posted at 1:29 PM, Mar 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-02 20:13:47-05

UPDATE:  16-year-old Makia Howse and Makia’s 2-year-old daughter, Serenity were found unharmed in Illinois, according to investigators.


The St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office said Thursday that a 16-year-old Fort Pierce mother and her 2-year-old daughter are missing.

The mother, Makia Jonisha Howse, and her daughter, Serenity Howse, have been missing since Wednesday and may be with another man. 

According to the sheriff's office, they may be headed to Illinois.

If you know of their whereabouts, you are urged to contact the sheriff's office at 1-772-461-7300 or the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678.