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Posted by on Feb. 22, 2013 at 4:05 AM
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A silver alert was issued around 1 a.m. Friday for sisters Savannah Sturz, 3, and Ariana Sturz, 5, of Torrington. Savannah is 3 feet tall, 54 pounds with red hair and blue eyes. Ariana is 3 feet tall, 60 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. The girls were last seen with their aunt Jennifer Wheeler. They might have been traveling in a black 1996 Chevy pickup truck with CT plate 3514CJ. Anyone coming into contact with any of the three should notify the Torrington Police Department at 860-489-2000 or call 911.

Posted from the moms computer - 

Their aunt disapeared with them sometime after 3pm yesterday and has not been able to be contacted/found since. She has a prior history of drug abuse, particularly heroine, and this may be a contributing factor to their disapearance. Last known contact with her was a phone call around 5pm after which she shut her cell phone off somewhere in the waterbury vicinity. She was driving a 96 chevy S10 with a (leer?) high top cap. The truck is BLACK not blue as in the report. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE contact the police with ANY and all information you may have as to the whereabouts of these children!!

I know the mom of these kids personally... Please share anywhere you can and help bring these little girls home... 

UPDATE- They found them today the aunt was charged with a bunch of stuff including possession of drug paraphernalia ... They were being held in Waterbury and One of the girls saw the aunt "put a needle in her arm"... It was drug related

Two young sisters, who were reported missing on Thursday, are back home safe and their aunt is under arrest on several charges, including possession of drug paraphernalia.

Torrington police said Jennifer Wheeler, 27, of Torrington, brought her two nieces to Waterbury on Thursday and later injected cocaine, making her incapable of driving back to Torrington. Police said Wheeler returned the two girls back home to their home this morning.

Wheeler is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after police found a crack cocaine pipe in her possession. Police also charged her with two counts each of risk of injury to a minor and reckless endangerment. Wheeler's bail was set at $75,000 and she was taken to Bantam Superior Court.

On Thursday, Wheeler's sister, Melissa Sturz, 25, called Torrington police to say Wheeler did not pick her up from work in Canaan and that her two daughters, ages 3 and 5, were in Wheeler's care. The last Sturz heard from Wheeler was at 5 p.m. when Wheeler said she was on her way to Canaan.

Sturz told police her sister suffers from a drug addiction, police said in a press release.

Police pinged Wheeler's cell phone and learned she was in the Waterbury area. Waterbury police were called in to assist in the investigation.

On Friday morning, Struz called police to say her sister returned home with the two children. Police responded and found the pipe and other drug paraphernalia on Wheeler's possession.

Although the children appeared fine, both were taken to Charlotte Hungerford Hospital to be examined.

Police said they learned Wheeler spent the night at a friend's home in Waterbury. 

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