2 North Carolina children found stabbed to death

Two-year-old Serenity Freeman and her 4-day-old sister, Genesis, were found stabbed to death Saturday morning.
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Two-year-old Serenity Freeman and her 4-day-old sister, Genesis, were found stabbed to death Saturday morning.

Credit: WSOCTV.com

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North Carolina police said they have found the bodies of two missing children Saturday morning in Hoke County.

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Fayetteville police had been searching for 2-year-old Serenity and 4-day-old Genesis Freeman overnight Friday.

They were in their father's custody when they disappeared and he reportedly refused to tell police where the children were.

Tillman Freeman, 30, was first charged with two counts of child abuse and child neglect.

When their bodies were found in a wooded area off of Highway 211, two counts of first-degree murder were added to those charges.

The children's mother was in the hospital at the time the children went missing for an unrelated reason.