2 Sisters, Ages 7 and 9, Were Found Floating in a Florida Canal as Their ‘Evangelist’ Mother Is Named as a Person of Interest After Being Seen ‘Swimming With a Bible and Offering to Baptize Kids in the Water’

The mother of two young sisters who were found dead floating in a Florida canal has been taken into custody on suspicion of killing them amid claims she was offering to baptize people’s children in the water.

Tinessa Hogan, 36, was taken into custody in Lauderhill, Florida, on Tuesday, a day after her daughters Destiny, nine, and Daysha, seven, were found dead.

Police have not arrested her but she is in custody, leading to the belief that they have detained her under Florida’s Baker Act, which applies to people with mental illness.

A video obtained by local network WPLG shows Hogan being handcuffed next to a tree in Florida on Wednesday.

The first girl’s body was found on Tuesday at 12pm, after it floated past an apartment complex. The other sister’s body was found eight hours later.

Investigators say there were no obvious signs of trauma on Daysha’s body. Destiny had pale white hands, and a white substance on her face. Autopsies were completed on Wednesday, although their results have not been released.

Neighbors say Tinessa had been offering to baptize their kids in the canal on Monday – which is the last time the girls were seen alive.

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Source: Daily Mail