Elmore County Sheriff's Deputies Say Mother Disappeared "Looking for God"
Sheriff's deputies want to find a missing mother. They tell us Lamona Bender's young children were found alone saying their mom left them to "look for God."
No one seems to know what happened to 28-year-old Deatsville woman, Lamona Fields Bender. Her 5-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter were found walking alone down Harragote Springs Road on Monday.
"We saw them right here. It was a young boy and a young girl and they were holding hands. They didn't have a stitch of clothing on," said Heath Woodruff.
"It was about one in the afternoon and I heard a knock on the door," said Weldon.
"A little cut on him and he was dirty, but they had been out in the elements for probably a day, who knows how long," said Woodruff.
"Momma left to go find God in the woods. I don't know if mom found God. I know we did because those kids were blessings," said Woodruff.
Sheriff's deputies say the children are fine and staying with family.
The ground search that led law enforcement to the Wetumpka Winn-Dixie earlier Tuesday has been suspended until deputies receive further leads.
Lamona Bender is 28 years old, 5'4" and 130 pounds. Call Elmore County Sheriffs Office at (334)567-5227 if you have a tip.