An Amber Alert has finally been issued for missing Tennessee siblings Gage Daniel and Chloie Leverette, who were originally believed to have perished in a house fire on Sunday night. It's been nearly a week since the fire that killed the kids' grandparents, and officials have only just decided that an alert is necessary for the kids, when earlier they still weren't completely sure whether or not they burned up in the house.
Is it too late for an Amber Alert? It doesn't seem as though the two missing kids don't meet the criteria for this kind of alert, but the urgency is necessary and completely understandable in the search for Chloie Leverette and Gage Daniel.
As stated in this earlier article, investigators have spoken with the parents of the two childrenÂ—but have not clarified whether or not they are being investigated for what may have happened to the kids.
Hopefully this alert system proves helpful in the search for Gage and Chloie, but with their disappearance nearing a week old, it's hard to see a positive outcome in this case. This is truly just a mystery that may have gruesome details unknown to all who are scratching their heads. If the parents weren't responsible for what happened on Sunday, then who on earth would murder two elderly people before abducting a seven and nine-year-old child?
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