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Here is the latest news on the Twelve Tribes group. Two girls that were in foster care have been missing for a few weeks and have been figured to be with their parents and in Switzerland. Below are the news stories I can gather as swiftly as possible:
Merea K. and her sister Eva have been missing for almost two weeks. They went on their daily visit to their school in Ansbach, and did not return to their foster parents home. The youth welfare office is on the case. Apparently, the 9 and 17 year-old girls are in the clutches of a cult that brutally punishes their children.
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The incident occurred about three weeks ago. The two children were placed in a foster family in Dombühl and come from the community in Wörnitz. On the day of their disappearance, the girls went to school like every other day. However, they did not come back. Their foster parents reported the case to the authorities in Ansbach.
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Whether the children returned voluntarily to their parents or whether they were taken from their parents against their will, a spokeswoman for the district office could not say. This is the subject of ongoing investigation.
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According to current knowledge of the prosecution Ansbach, "the two girls went voluntarily to Switzerland. Their parents also plan to stay in Switzerland." Chief Public Prosecutor Gerhard Karl told Bayerischer Rundfunk on request. How the children moved to Switzerland, is currently unclear, according to the authorities.
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As the children moved to Switzerland, was unclear, said a spokesman for the district office. The Authority has filed a complaint against persons unknown for child abduction. In addition, they submitted a request for return of the children. However, since the girls had dual citizenship, this is difficult.
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