Girls found in Broward County canal were sisters, ages 7 and 9

Mother of children person of interest, investigators say
Destiny and Daysha Hogan, sisters found in Lauderhill canal on June 22, 2021
Posted at 7:22 PM, Jun 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-23 20:20:44-04

LAUDERHILL, Fla. — Police are looking into reports that the mother of two young girls found dead in a South Florida canal was offering to baptize people in the canal a day earlier.

Lauderhill police identified the sisters Wednesday as 7-year-old Daysha Hogan and 9-year-old Destiny Hogan.

Investigators identified the girls' mother, Tinessa Hogan, as a possible person of interest. She has been taken into custody, but no criminal charges have been filed.

Destiny’s body was spotted Tuesday afternoon outside a condominium complex in Lauderhill, which is near Fort Lauderdale.

Daysha’s body was found just before 9 p.m., not far from where the first body was located.