By Black PR Wire

(Black PR Wire) KOKOMA, IN. — With the help of FBI and Kokomo Police, the family of Yarieah Nikole Bowens have continued their search for the missing 7-year-old. Yarieah is suspected to be with mother Vannetta Haney and stepfather Jermaine A. Haney. Both adults are currently wanted for by the Indiana courts for parental kidnapping. 

Yarieah was last seen March 27, 2021, in Pocahontas, Illinois. Yarieah’s father Derrrick Bowens had dropped Yarieah off with her mother Vannetta Haney as per the terms of their custody agreement.  Unfortunately, Yarieah was never returned to her father. It is suspected that the mother fled with Yarieah and husband Jermaine A. Haney.  

Haney has had issues with the law before. In September of 2019 Jermaine A. Haney was sentenced to four years in the department of corrections for failing to adhere to the terms of conditions of his probation. This probation was issued for a guilty plea to domestic assault in the third degree. Said domestic assault was against Yarieah and mother Vannetta Haney. 

Family of the 7-year-old are understandably concerned as the stepfather has been violent towards her in the past. “We just want our angel returned home safe,” says Kareema Ali-Bowens, great aunt of the missing child. The FBI have gotten involved in the missing child case and continue to search for Yarieah.

If you have seen or know the whereabouts of Yarieah Nikole Bowens, Vannetta Haney or Jermaine A. Haney please contact the Kokomo Indiana Sheriff  Department at Tip Line: 765.614.3372