According to a news statement, the girls, ages 8 and 6, were reported missing Thursday night from a condo 34 Gulfshore Dr. in Branson. The Missouri State Highway Patrol has issued an Endangered Person Notification in this case and says the incident occurred sometime between 9:30 p.m. and 12:20 a.m.
The girls are believed to be with their non-custodial father, 44-year-old John Fant. Fant is last known to be driving a gray or silver 2002 Toyota Rav4. He is described as a white male, 5-feet 11-inches, 175 lbs, with brown hair and blue eyes.
The girls were last seen wearing flower-print pajamas.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Division of Family Services is being awarded custody of the children. John Fant took the children from their grandparent's residence, withdrew a large amount of money from the bank and fled the area.
Fant is known to frequently stay at time shares, but has no known permanent address.
If any information is known about the whereabouts of the children, please contact the Branson Police Department at 417-334-1085. Anyone who believes they have seen this vehicle or the children, please contact your local law enforcement agency, by dialing 911.
Further information will be released as it becomes available.
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