Estero, Fla., - Wink News has the new 911 call from the day two children disappeared in Lee County. The children's mother made the call, but now she and the children's father are facing child neglect charges.
Rachel Davis admits she was sleeping when her kids, Innocence Davis and Caspian Thomas ran off. The family lives at the Covered Wagon Mobile Home Park in Estero.
Dispatcher: "Where they outside playing?"
Caller: "No, ma'am. They were inside. I work night shift and my daughter learned how to unlock the door and she went out."
Dispatcher: "How long have you been asleep?"
Caller: "For about an hour, maybe a little bit over an hour."
Davis and the children's father, Cole Thomas now face child neglect charges. Deputies say Thomas was sleeping too.
Dispatcher: "Nobody else lives with you?"
Mother: "Well, their father does."
Dispatcher: "Okay and you have spoken to him?"
Mother: "Yes. Me and him, the whole neighborhood. The managers and everyone have been looking. We've been looking and nobody has seen them."
Wink News uncovered the kids have wandered off several times before. The Department of Children and Families also took away Davis' three other children. But, Davis told the dispatcher she's most concerned about registered sex offenders in the neighborhood. Wink News checked the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Sex Offender Registry and didn't find any listed in her neighborhood. Deputies and rescuers found the children hours later after an exhausting search. Now the children are in state custody and could be sent to live with a relative.