Durham woman, son missing in Colorado

Posted February 27, 2011
Updated March 2, 2011

— Authorities say they're looking for a 25-year-old woman who disappeared after police contacted her in Teller County, Colo. to question her about her 5-year-old missing son from Durham, North Carolina.

The Denver Post reports that Teller County and Colorado Springs authorities went to the home of Vania Rae Sisk on Wednesday but she and her son were not there. Police say that nine other children were in the home and are now in protective custody with the Teller County Department of Social Services.

Teller County Sgt. Nick Olmsted said Sisk was supposed to attend a child custody hearing Thursday but did not show up. Authorities contacted Sisk because they found out that she recently moved to Woodland Park.

Investigators believe she may also be using the name Vania Rae Higgenbotham.


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  • just my2cents Feb 28, 2011

    Investigated Teller County House Vacated
    Friends Of Missing Woman Face No Charges

    By: Joe Dominguez
    POSTED: 11:33 pm MST February 27, 2011
    UPDATED: 12:18 am MST February 28, 2011

    WOODLAND PARK, Colo. -- Teller County investigators are concerned about the mother of a missing boy, who's gone missing herself.

    Vania Sisk was last seen Thursday at Walmart in Woodland Park. According to investigators, she recently moved to Colorado with a group of people despite the disappearance of her 6-year-old son in October.

    "A little boy doesn't just go missing and people forget about it," said Detective Sgt. Nicholas Olmsted, with the Teller County Sheriff's Office.

    Olmsted said his office was asked assist on missing child case out of North Carolina and talk with Sisk. She reportedly talked with investigators on Wednesday then disappeared.

    Investigators searched the home she was living in on Saturday for evidence of foul play in Sisk's disappearance. No arrests were made and Olmsted said no char

  • mrsbowen Feb 28, 2011

    If this 25 year old woman has 10 children, something is really wrong in the world. If not, then something is really missing from the story....

  • sammyg Feb 28, 2011

    Who are the other 9 children? Where did they come from? Please put more information on this story...

  • shortcake53 Feb 28, 2011

    Lots of holes in this story. Why did she take one kid and leave
    nine others behind?