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07/13/03 - Concord, New Hampshire

Authorities Focusing on Midwest in Search for 2 Missing New Hampshire Children

The search for two children missing from New Hampshire since July fourth has moved to the Midwest.

Authorities are tracing the route their father traveled after taking them from a fireworks display in Concord.

A search by Ohio state police and the FBI of open areas and parks in the Toledo area turned up nothing and was called off after more than seven hours.

The FBI says it obtained information that 14-year-old Sarah Gehring and her eleven-year-old brother, Philip, may have been dropped off in the Toledo area.

Their father, Manuel Gehring, was arrested Thursday at a hotel in Gilroy, California. Authorities announced yesterday they are treating the case as a double homicide.

Gehring is scheduled to appear in court in Santa Clara County, California tomorrow on charges of being a fugitive from justice. He was charged in New Hampshire last week with interference with child custody.

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