- photos provided by Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Two young children are missing after their biological, but non-custodial, parents abducted them from their custodial grandmother in Tampa, Florida, around 6:30 this morning. And Louisiana State Police say they may be headed this way.
Troopers are asking you to be on the lookout for a black 2006 GMC pickup bearing Florida tag #U95KT. That’s a University of South Florida tag. It’s believed to be driven by the boys’ biological parents, Joshua and Sharyn Hakken. Their parental rights were recently terminated in Florida and the boys were turned over to the custody of their grandmother. Two-year-old Chase Hakken and four-year-old Cole Hakken are believed to have been taken from the grandmother this morning by their biological parents who have ties to the Slidell, LA, area. However, troopers say they could be headed anywhere.
At this point, Louisiana State Police have issued a Level II Endangered or Missing Advisory for the children. However, they say this could be upgraded to a statewide Amber Alert. Troopers say the Hakkens may be armed and should be considered dangerous. If you should see them, you’re urged not to attempt to approach them but to call 911 or contact your local law enforcement agency immediately.
Here are photos of the parents, as provided by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement: