UPDATE: After a massive search involving multiple jurisdictions, the children have been found and are safe. Porter County Sheriff David Reynolds issued the following statement:
Today at 4:27pm, the two missing juveniles from Washington Township, 9yo Samuel Orshonsky and 7yo Charley Orshonsky, were located safe. The children came out of hiding when they saw a citizen that was walking the perimeter of Victory Christian Academy at 360 N 325 E. The children told officers on scene they had been hiding in a pine tree near the school and left all their bags under some leaves.
There were multiple agencies involved in the search for these two juveniles; and over a hundred officers searched the area on foot, by phone and many by means of air via helicopter and drones. Those agencies that need to be acknowledged are; Porter County Search and Rescue (as well as their K9), Valparaiso Police Department (and their K9), Lake County Sheriff’s Office Eagle 1, Agents with the F.B.I, Washington Township Fire Department, Indiana Conservation Officers, Indiana State Police and K9, Porter County EMA and their Mobile Command, Portage Police Department, Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office (and their K9’s), Hobart Police Department and Porter County Central Communications.
We are grateful for all the concerns from area residents, the sharing on social media, the media for helping us to spread the information and the food and water that came to the Washington Township Fire department to keep our crews hydrated and fueled.
Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of these children or has seen them, is asked to call the Porter County Sheriff’s Office at 219-477-3170.
October 2, 2013-The Porter County Sheriff’s Department is actively searching for two juveniles, age 7 and 9. According to a statement:
Porter County Sheriff’s Officers are currently on scene searching for 2 missing juveniles, a brother and sister, from the area of Streamwood Drive and CR 325 E in rural Washington Township. They were last seen on 10/2/17 at 12:00am at their residence by the mother. The 9 year old male white, Samuel Orshonsky, is described as approximately 5’0”, 70lbs, and short blond hair with black framed glasses. He was last seen wearing a light blue one piece abominable snowman pajamas. The 7 year old female white, Charley Orshonsky, is described as approximately 4’10”, 56lbs, shoulder length wavy dirty blonde hair, brown eyes and her front teeth are partially in. She was last seen wearing a ‘My Pony’ once piece pajama outfit. It is unknown if they are still in their pajamas or have different clothing on.
Extra bags from their closet and clothing is reported missing from the residence as well. A Child is Missing has been activated at this time, K9 units, numerous officers, Detectives and the Porter County Sheriff’s Office Drone are searching the area.
Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of these children or has seen them, is asked to call the Porter County Sheriff’s Office at 219-477-3170.Click here for reuse options!
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