NORTH FAIRMOUNT, OH (FOX19) - A Hamilton County mother is behind bars after police say she refused to tell authorities where her two young daughters are.
Authorities say Gabriellemarie Gebrselassie, 2, and Gisaiah Golder-Mumphrey, 10 months old, went missing on June 3 and were reported missing on Saturday, June 9. Their mother, Gwendolynn Golder, 19, lost custody to Children's Services and refuses to tell the caseworker where the kids are located. Authorities believe the children are with a friend of the mother. Golder is now in the Hamilton County Justice Center for contempt.
Gebrselassie is described as a black female with a light complexion and weighs around 30 pounds. She is about 3 feet tall with brown eyes and brown curly hair. Golder-Mumphrey is described as a black female with a light complexion and weighs about 20 pounds. She is about 28 inches tall with brown eyes and brown curly hair.
The two children were last seen by the caseworker earlier this week through a window of Golder's home in the 1700 block of Bleecker Lane when Golder refused to open the door.
Neighbors tell FOX19 that Golder began shouting from the window telling the children's services caseworker, "you're not coming in my house."
Neighbors say the caseworker told Golder that he just wanted to see the child, but exactly which child is not clear.
The exchange went on for at least 45 minutes. Neighbors say Golder was shouting and cursing so loud as to be heard down the street. Police were called, but Golder still refused to open her door.
Finally, neighbors say, Golder held up a child to the window and said, "here's my child." The caseworker left and neighbors say Golder shouted, "I'll see you in court."
Department of Job and Family Services spokesman Brian Greg says his agency was supposed to take custody of the girls Friday to make sure they are safe. Greg says Golder will not or cannot tell authorities where the girls are.
Greg says it's not clear if the girls are in any danger.
Golder is scheduled to appear before a juvenile court magistrate on Friday.
If you have any information, you're asked to call Crimestoppers 513-352-3040.