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Monday, November 22, 2021

Two Marion County juveniles reported missing while in custody of father

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two juveniles who were last under the custody of their father.

On Thursday, September 16, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to 7575 S US Highway 441, Lot 118, in Ocala to assist the Department of Children and Families (DCF) with a court order to take 16-year-old David and 11-year-old Serenity Hellmuth into custody.

David and Serenity Helmuth
David and Serenity Helmuth

Law enforcement authorities were unable to make contact with the children, which has caused concern for their safety. According to a release from MCSO, David and Serenity are in the custody of their father, 41-year-old Stephen Hellmuth.

Two Marion County reported missing while in custody of father
Stephen Hellmuth

If you have any information that can help find David and Serenity, please call 911.