Infant and toddler found stabbed to death in North Carolina; father arrested

The children were reported missing on Friday.

ByMORGAN WINSOR
March 25, 2017, 11:24 AM
PHOTO: Genesis Freeman, 4 days-old, and Serenity Freeman, 2, were found stabbed to death in Hoke County, North Carolina.
Genesis Freeman, 4 days-old, and Serenity Freeman, 2, were found stabbed to death in Hoke County, North Carolina.
Fayetteville Police Department

— -- A toddler and an infant who were reported missing and endangered in North Carolina have been found stabbed to death, authorities said.

Serenity Freeman, 2, and her 4-day old baby sister Genesis Freeman went missing in Fayetteville on Friday.

On Saturday morning, detectives located the bodies of the two girls in the Raeford area in the woods about 200 yards from the road. The children had been stabbed multiple times, according to the Hoke County Sheriff’s Office.

The children were at the center of a domestic-related incident between their father, Tillman Freeman, and his wife, who was at the hospital at the time the young girls are believed to have gone missing, according to the Fayetteville Police Department.

Freeman was arrested and charged with two counts of child abuse and two counts of child endangerment on Friday, before the girls' bodies were found, according to the Fayetteville Police Department. Police said he refused to provide any information on the whereabouts of his children.

After the girls were found, authorities said Tillman was arrested and charged with two counts of first degree murder.

PHOTO: Tillman Freeman, 30, has been arrested and charged in the stabbing deaths of his two young daughters.
Tillman Freeman, 30, has been arrested and charged in the stabbing deaths of his two young daughters.
Hoke County Sheriff's Office and Emergency Management

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