March 17, 2018

2 missing girls found in Utah; self-proclaimed "prophet" in custody

06 December 2017, 11:46 | Lena Norman

8-year-old Dinah Elizabeth Coltharp

8-year-old Dinah Elizabeth Coltharp

The two boys, ages 6 and 7, were found on Monday.

An Amber Alert was issued, and the two girls were found after an intense search in a remote part of southern Utah.

Shaffer is in custody at Iron County Jail and is facing two charges of child kidnapping and four charges of child abuse.

The Spectrum reported, Shaffer has been arrested by the Iron County Sheriff's Office.

In divorce papers filed after he and her children disappeared, she said he didn't trust modern medicine and wouldn't even allow her painkillers during child birth.

The boys were taken into custody as directed in the court order, and later transported to the Cedar City area, where they were given a medical check up and then interviewed.

"I'm so unbelievably happy to talk to my boys and they are okay and so sorry for my girls and it's so sad they are suffering and they don't have each other or their parents", she told the station.

The girls have survived the night is doubtful, said the Sheriff's Department in Iron County Utah.

According to the Spectrum, a girl who is Shaffer's own daughter was found locked in a trailer, she was locked there with one of the Coltharp girls around five miles away from the compound, the other two girls were found in water barrels where they were hiding.

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Shaffer was found that afternoon, walking down a road alone but the four girls remained missing.

A local reporter tweeted that the girls were "safe but very cold".

He told police two girls had been placed in the water barrels to hide them from police.

Samuel Shaffer's brother, Benjamin, said that his brother was innocent and was only looking after Coltharp's children as a favor. When they were found Monday, they'd been there for 24 hours in below-freezing temperatures they were not dressed for, police said. "Shaffer also made statements he had left a firearm behind on the ground next to the barrel", the release says.

The family believed that John Coltharp had handed over their children to Shaffer who is a self-proclaimed "prophet" and was involved in cult-like activities with John Coltharp. Dinah Coltharp and Samantha Shaffer were located "with signs of dehydration and acting lethargic", Schlosser said.

"The youngest child: Samantha Shaffer has since been flown by Life Flight helicopter to Primary Children's Hospital due to her condition". Her condition was not immediately available.

Investigators determined that Samuel Shaffer was last seen with Dinah and Hattie Coltharp. "His name is Samuel Warren Shaffer and he believes he holds the keys of this dispensation and he has been many people throughout the history of time and that he has been reincarnated".

An FBI forensic team is helping with the ongoing investigation at three different locations.

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