Authorities seeking assistance in locating five children last seen in Rose Creek

Published 3:07 pm Sunday, September 30, 2018

SECOND UPDATE: There are now five Cooley children listed as missing. Three were seen leaving the residence in Rose Creek last night and traveling with Izetta (Mollyca, Mateo and Morgan). The other two, Mojo and Marco were not seen but it is possible all five are traveling with her. Law enforcement is asking for assistance in locating: Mateo Cooley, 10; Mollycia Cooley, 11; Mojo Cooley, 13; Morgan Cooley, 16; and Marco Cooley, 17. They may be in Minnesota but may also be traveling to South Dakota or North Dakota. There are no photos of the other children at this time.


UPDATE: It has been determined that Maryssa Cooley is not with the others and is safe. Authorities are still looking for Mateo, Mollycia and Marco Cooley.

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According to a Minnesota Crime Alert Network Missing Person Alert, the Mower County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance in locating three children, Mateo Cooley, 10; Mollycia Cooley, 11; and Maryssa Cooley, 15.

The children were last seen in Rose Creek, MN around 10:30 p.m. Saturday, September 29.

Their mother, Izetta Cooley (12/11/1978), who is court ordered not to have contact with the children came to the residence they were staying at and took them.

It is believed that Marco Cooley, 16 (not pictured), is also traveling with them.

Because of recent events authorities are concerned for their welfare.

Izetta Cooley is 5’04”, 180 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair.

They are believed to be traveling in a black 2007 Suzuki XL7 with MN license plate 103WJC.

Izetta’s residence is in Moorhead, MN but it is unclear where they may be heading.

It is possible they are staying in a hotel.

If you think you have seen the Cooley children or have information regarding their whereabouts please contact the Mower County Sheriff’s Office at 507-437-9400 or dial 911.