Bodies of two young girls pulled from South Florida canal

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Lauderhill Police Chief Constance Stanley speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, June 23, 2021, in Lauderhill, Fla., after two young girls were found dead in a canal a day earlier. (Michael Laughlin/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

Lauderhill Police Chief Constance Stanley speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, June 23, 2021, in Lauderhill, Fla., after two young girls were found dead in a canal a day earlier. (Michael Laughlin/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

LAUDERHILL, Fla. (AP) — Police are looking into reports that the mother of two young girls found dead in a South Florida canal was offering to baptize people in the canal a day earlier.

Lauderhill police identified the sisters Wednesday as 7-year-old Daysha Hogan and 9-year-old Destiny Hogan. Investigators identified the girls’ mother, Tinessa Hogan, as a possible person of interest.

She has been taken into custody, but no criminal charges have been filed.

Destiny’s body was spotted Tuesday afternoon outside a condominium complex in Lauderhill, which is near Fort Lauderdale.

Daysha’s body was found just before 9 p.m., not far from where the first body was located.

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