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Madalina Cojocari, POLICE who were looking into a second reported sighting of missing Madalina Cojocari have appeared to suggest it was not the little girl.

Cornelius Police Department were investigating surveillance images which reportedly showed the 12-year-old with a man shortly after she vanished eight months ago.

Newly unsealed search warrants revealed the images, dated December 16, 2022, showed a girl “physically consistent” with Madalina.

The child was seen with a man who resembled Madalina’s only known blood relative in the US, according to cops, with the apparent sighting made just a day after Madalina was reported missing.

Officers have since suggested, however, that it was not Madalina.


Madalina Cojocari is 12 years old in November 2022.

Missing Girl Appeared to Suggest it was not the Little Girl

“Throughout this investigation, we have received numerous tips on possible sightings of Madalina in various locations across the country,” Cornelius Police wrote on Facebook on Thursday.

“All tips were thoroughly investigated and determined not to be Madalina.

“We will continue to follow up on any tips or possible sightings of Madalina.”

They added: “If you have any information that could help detectives, please contact the Cornelius Police Department at 704-892-7773.”


On Wednesday, police confirmed to The U.S. Sun they were looking into a separate possible sighting of Madalina in California.

A member of the Find Madalina Cojocari Facebook group said that she was at a gas station in California on July 5 when she thought she saw the missing girl.

The woman said the girl, who looked very similar to Madalina, approached her and asked for a ride “up north,” but the woman didn’t give her a ride as she didn’t know who she was.

“The tip of the possible sighting in California was passed to our detectives and they are investigating the information given,” the Cornelius Police Department told The U.S. Sun on Wednesday.

Police posted an updated missing youth flyer to Facebook on Thursday.

“The Cornelius Police Department, the SBI, and the FBI continue to search for beautiful Madalina,” the flyer said.

“As it has been since we learned she was missing, our focus is to bring Madalina home. Please continue to share her pictures of her on social media to help us #findmadalina.”

While police have spoken out about the potential sightings of missing Madalina, a lot of other information was revealed about the missing girl this week after several search warrants were unsealed.

The U.S. Sun has obtained 21 of these warrants from the Mecklenburg County Court in Charlotte.

The 12-year-old North Carolina girl has been missing since November 2022.

The last confirmed sighting of Madalina was of her getting off a school bus near her home in Cornelius, North Carolina-which is about 20 minutes north of uptown Charlotte-on November 23, 2022.

Madalina’s mother Diana Cojocari and her stepfather Christopher Palmiter failed to report the 12-year-old missing in a timely manner after she disappeared.

She is an only child.


Unsealed court documents obtained by The U.S. Sun revealed that on December 3, 2022, Diana was confirmed to be spotted at a service station in Hickory, North Carolina-about an hour away from her home in Cornelius-getting an oil change on her car.

On December 16, 2022, officers at the Sugar Mountain Police Department – which is in the same vicinity – provided photographs of a man and a young female who reportedly looked like the missing child.

“The man in the surveillance images was physically consistent in appearance to Octavian Cebanu, the only blood relative known to live in the United States,” the court documents stated.

“The young female in the surveillance images was physically consistent with the missing child (Madalina).”

This same information was revealed in multiple search warrants requesting financial records for Madalina ’s stepfather of ella, with police saying the Palmiter’s financial accounts were “in use around the time of Cojocari ’s last known sighting of ella at school and in the time since.”


“Based on my training and experience, financial records for individuals related to a missing person can provide crucial evidence of the location of the missing person or associated persons around the time of their disappearance,” the court records stated.

In another search warrant, it was revealed that Madalina’s stepfather sent a message about the case to a family member, Mary Palmiter McCreary, on Facebook Messenger.

He reportedly wrote: “We are in some kind of investigation, Madi is missing and the local police have taken all our electronics, luckily I have an old phone, although they did not take my personal computer, prob cause (sic) they overloaded it, Diana is using it now to call her parents,” according to the search warra nt.

Upon execution of this warrant, police seized multiple items, including several thumb drives and digital cameras, handwritten letters, a daily planner, a paper shredder with shredded paper, computer, cell phone, safe, guns and ammo, and a 2008 Toyota Prius vehicle, per the report.


The court records also indicate that officials are paying close attention to the couple’s behavior while they remain in jail awaiting their hearing next month.

On one recorded phone call, Madalina’s mother told someone Palmiter may have given the girl away for money, per local affiliate WBTV.

A separate recorded call made by Palmiter noted that Diana had “a lot of cash” and that he had “financial stuff” coming up.

Palmiter’s brother reportedly told Palmiter “not to worry about” any financial issues during the call.

Diana had also reportedly asked a relative if they could help smuggle Madalina away from her home de ella with Palmiter prior to Madalina’s disappearance de ella.


A search warrant executed on March 17, 2023 has revealed that Palmiter was housed in a jail cell with a confidential informant.

“The DEA CI gave the DEA-TFO information that Mr. Palmiter was often in his housing pod writing in his journal,” the police documents state.

The individual “reported that Chris told him he’s remembering the events regarding Madalina and was writing the recalled events down.”

Previous search warrants revealed that several notebooks and notepads were used by Palmiter for various reasons such as planning out daily activities.

“During the course of this investigation, [sic] has observed the defendant’s notetaking is a way for him to remember simple tasks, but also used to journal his thoughts and opinions of him,” the documents stated.

It was then stated that police believed a search of Palmiter’s housing unit could reveal the notebook or journal, so they requested to do a search and seize the item if found.

Pursuant to the warrant, several items were seized, including an envelope that contained documents and notebooks, multiple commissary receipts with notes on them, a “loose note sheet with notes,” and another envelope with documents and notebooks labeled as “42 MAH.”


Madalina was not reported missing until officials at Bailey Middle School sent a letter to her parents from ella demanding a meeting about the girl’s absences from ella.

After receiving correspondence from the school, Diana went in person several days later, on December 15, 2022, and told officials that Madalina had been missing since November 22, 2023.

When asked why she did not report her young daughter missing to the police, Diana reportedly said she worried it might start a conflict with her husband, Madalina’s stepfather Christopher Palmiter, whom she lived with.

On the day of Madalina’s disappearance, the couple reportedly got into an argument and Palmiter took off to Michigan later that day.

He reportedly returned home three days later, and Cojocari told him that the young girl was missing, however, it wasn’t until three weeks later that she was reported missing.


After she vanished, neighbors recalled seeing flames and smoke billowing from the couple’s backyard.

The parents had set a large bonfire, which neighbors reported via calls to the police and fire department at the time, per The Daily Mail.

It has been confirmed that officials took samples from the outdoor fire pit area.

There was also an area of the couple’s home that was blocked off with plywood, which the couple reportedly told police was being renovated to build an apartment inside the home.

Both Diana and Palmiter have been arrested and charged with failing to report Madalina missing. Their next hearing is scheduled for August 17.

After a previous court hearing, body language expert and author Greg Williams told The U.S. Sun that Diana appeared “disheveled,” “downtrodden,” and “rejected” in court.

Williams said the missing girl’s mother “seemed to be out of it” as court officials talked to her.

Cops have publicly called out the couple and have said the two clearly know more than they are saying, although police have still been unable to solve the case.

The U.S. Sun has requested more information from the Cornelius Police Department.

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Cornelius Police Department Public Information Officer Kristin Prescott said they are not conducting any interviews surrounding Madalina at this time.


“It is still very important to us that her name de ella is shared so we can find her and bring her home,” Prescott told The U.S. Sun.