Missing 7-year-old boy found, authorities still searching for 6-year-old girl

Police are searching for six-year-old Monika Wilson and 7-year-old Marquail Rose Junior (Photo courtesy SAPD).

A boy who was reported missing last week has been found, but Child Protective Services and law enforcement officers are still searching for a missing girl they believed might have been with him.

Police released an alert on the evening of Friday, June 9th asking for the public's help with the search for 6-year-old Monika Wilson and 7-year-old Marquail Rose Jr. They said the children were last seen on Monday, June 5th off of Lake Shore Drive near Walzem Road on the Northeast Side. Tuesday, a spokesperson for the department said the children were still missing, and police believed they were in danger.

A hearing was held Thursday, during which it was revealed that Marquail Rose Jr. had been found. An attorney appointed for the children said Rose had been found safe and was in the custody of Child Protective Services. The attorney was unable to release details about how and where he was found but said the boy's mother had agreed to "work services."

A spokesperson for Child Protective Services said that Marquail's mother had revealed her son's location to authorities and explained that the "work services" referred to by the children's attorney could include anger management classes, therapy or counseling, drug abuse treatment and/or a variety of services which are ordered by a judge and are designed to assure the child's safety upon possible return to the home.

Monika Wilson still missing

The attorney for the children said Monika Wilson was still missing. She explained that neither Monika's mother nor her father had been served, so they were resetting the case. She said the Writ of Attachment (a court order to seize) and the Emergency Order for Custody were both being extended in Monika's case.

What's Next

The children's attorney said the judge in the case would decide on visitation for Marquail Rose Jr. some time next week. The next hearing on Monika Wilson's case should be set within the next 10 day to 2 weeks.

Some Background

A man who didn't want to be identified told us last week that he is the children's father and said he was upset when he learned Child Protective Services wanted to place his children in foster care.

"My kids aren't missing. They're trying to take my kids," he told us.

He alleges his son had an accident at a neighbor’s house, and it was reported to Child Protective Services.

"He got injured, and they just blew it all out of proportion, that was it," said the man.

The man claimed his children were with his mother in Houston and provided video he says shows his daughter celebrating her 7th birthday over the weekend.

If you see Monika Wilson

Monika has brown eyes and black hair. If you have seen Monika, please call SAPD's Missing Person's Unit at (210) 207-7660. You can remain anonymous.

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