Grand jury indicts mother and stepfather of missing 11-year-old Cornelius Madalina Kajakari

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CORNELIUS, NC (WJZY) — The mother and stepfather of missing 11-year-old Cornelius, a North Carolina girl named Madalina Cajacari, were indicted by a grand jury on Tuesday, according to the district attorney’s office.

Diana Kajacari and Christopher Palmiter were charged with failing to report the missing child to law enforcement.

Images courtesy of Cornelius Police Department, FBI.

Madalina has been missing since November, but her mother only reported her missing on December 15.

The Cornelius Police Department released surveillance video from a school bus on Nov. 21. This is the last time officials had independent confirmation of when she was last seen.

Early Tuesday, a Mecklenburg County judge ordered court documents in the case sealed.

Cayley’s Law in North Carolina is likely the main reason the parents of missing 11-year-old Madalina Cajacari have been in jail for days after she was reported missing last month.

The law, passed years after the Casey Anthony trial, makes it a felony for a parent or guardian to not notify law enforcement of a child’s disappearance within 24 hours.

Grand jury indicts mother and stepfather of missing 11-year-old Cornelius Madalina Kajakari

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