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Hunt begins for two young missing sisters who vanished from local motel

Deony Cheri Goodwin (above) and her sister Sharron Cherie Bess (below) went missing from a Long Beach motel on Friday.

By Brian Hews

Law enforcement is looking for two young Long Beach girls that went missing on Friday morning from a Long Beach motel on East Pacific Coast Highway.
According to Long Beach Police Department officials, at approximately 10:50 a.m., Long Beach Police were dispatched to a motel at the 800 block of PCH after two girls identified as Demoy Cherie Goodwin, age 9 and Sharron Cherie Bess, age 13 went missing. Their mother, who recently relocated from Northern California, reported to the officers that sometime on Wednesday night a female Black offered to help her care for her two daughters.
According to a statement to the media, the female was unknown to the mother; however, a male Black who the mother knows to reside at the motel, vouched for the female and told the mother to let this woman take the kids. The woman left the motel with the children and the children have not been seen since.
Officers have conducted a search of the motel and the surrounding area, going door to door. The children’s information has also been entered into the National Crime Information Center.
Deony Cherie Goodwin, was last seen wearing blue and green pajamas, while her sister Sharron Cherie Bess was last seen wearing black gym shorts and an unknown color top.
The unknown woman has been described as 20 to 30 years-old, Black, 5’11 tall, approximately 190 pounds and was last seen wearing a black Spandex top and pants. The male subject has been described as approximately 30-years-old, Black, 5’7″ tall and approximately 140 pounds.
Anyone who may have information on the wheareabouts of the children, or the identities or whereabouts of the unknown female or male subject is asked to call 9-1-1. Anonymous tips may also be submitted via text or web by visiting www.tipsoft.com.