Child who vanished in 2014 is found starved but alive in hotel room

A child who vanished in 2014 has been found emaciated but alive by FBI agents six years on.

Penelope Inks was tracked down at a hotel in Madisonville, Texas, earlier this month; six years after she vanished at the age of 11.

Furthermore, Philip Klein, who was hired by Penelope’s father to try and track down the youngster explained: ‘She had her first meal. She was refusing to eat. She was living on Dr. Pepper and candy. She is emaciated. Weighed 74 pounds at the age of 16 years old. She’s confused on who to trust, on who not to trust.’

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Penelope is now in the care of child protective services. She will however be returned to her father after receiving mental and physical health assessments.

In addition, she vanished with her nude model mother Heather after Penelope’s father was granted sole custody.

Heather is also said to have remained on the run for six years using a series of aliases she created.

This, she used to try and evade detection by law enforcement officers hunting for Penelope.

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The teenager was rescued after a woman with an alias known to be used by Heather Inks called police to say her ex-husband was trying to poison her.