Missing Person Utah
Four siblings have been located after missing for three months. Their grandfather, Steve Sobel, confirmed the news to CBS Denver. He said the girls were found in a “storage receptacle.”
Their father, John Coltharp, 33, was arrested in Sanpete County on Friday, December 1, 2017 on suspicion of kidnapping. The two brothers, 6 and 7 were found on Friday with Coltharp’s parents but it wasn’t until Monday when his two daughters, Hattie, 4, and Dina, 8, were found reports the Salt Lake Tribune.
Coltharp’s ex-wife notified the police when the children went missing in September. It was believed at that time that Coltharp had taken the children from their Spring City home. His ex-wife was granted custody on Nov. 27. The police located Coltharp and arrested him but he would not tell them where the children were, stating he “would rather see the kids dead than with the police.”
Family told authorities they believed that Coltharp has “betrothed” the children to a polygamist sect leader from the Knights of the Crystal Blade, named Samuel Warren Shaffer, aka as Federick Warren Shafer aka as Hans Woodman. After receiving a tip, the police raided the compound. They arrested Shaffer and he told police where Coltharp’s daughters were.