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Police: Mother of 2 abandons kids, disappears

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) – Chattanooga Police are looking for a woman who they say abandoned her two small children and disappeared.

Investigators say on April 2nd of this year 21-year-old Charteta Burrell left her home on 4th Avenue and was walking in the area of East Lake Courts.

Burrell's younger sister spotted her and asked about her children. Burrell told her sister the children were with a babysitter.

Police say Burrell's sister went to check on the kids and found the 2-year-old and 6-month-old alone in the home.

Police and Child Protective Services were called to the home and took custody of the children before turning them over to Burrell's mother.

Family members say Burrell was pregnant with a third child and are concerned for the safety of that child.

Investigators say Charteta hasn't been seen since April 2.

Police are asking for anyone with information on the location of Charteta Burrell are asked to contact CPD at 423-698-2525.

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