Brooke Hanna’s father says he expected her back home from a spring break trip to Florida on Sunday evening — she never returned — she’s not answering her phone and now he believes the girl’s mother may have taken her on the run.
Brooke Hanna was allegedly abducted by her mother, Donna Hanna. A US Marshal Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution warrant was issued for Donna. They may be traveling in a cream colored 2005 Chrysler 300 with Arkansas license plates 215MEC. Brooke’s navel is pierced. Donna may dye her hair blonde.
Donna Wilson Hanna, 46, is accused of failing to return her 15-year-old daughter, Brooke, on Sunday after they spent spring break together in Florida. An arrest warrant signed Tuesday set her bond at $25,000.
Brooke’s father, Burt Hanna, is president of Fayetteville’s Hanna’s Candle Co., one of the largest privately held candle manufacturers in the country. The company was founded in 1987 and operates a 660,000-square-foot manufacturing facility on Armstrong Avenue that employs about 150 people.
Burt Hanna was awarded custody of their daughter on Aug. 15 after a bitter divorce and custody battle. Donna Hanna filed an emergency motion for custody on Monday with an affidavit from a Florida counselor alleging that Burt Hanna has acted inappropriately with his teenage daughter. Burt Hanna said the allegations are bogus.
He said he’s afraid his daughter and ex-wife will flee the country. He’s trying to get the U.S. Marshals Service and the FBI to pick his ex-wife up on federal charges of fleeing from prosecution if she tries to leave the country.
Update 04-16-09: Car carrying millionaire mother, missing Brooke Hanna found in Oklahoma
BONITA SPRINGS — A Bonita Springs woman being sought by U.S. Marshals for breaking a custody agreement may have caught a flight from Oklahoma with her daughter, according to the woman’s ex-husband.
The car in which Donna Hanna and daughter Brooke, 15, were last seen driving was found Tuesday at a Ramada Inn near an airport in Tulsa, Okla., said Burt Hanna, Brooke’s father. The two women have not been located.
Bruce Hanna has also filed suit against his ex-wife for not returning Brooke per their custody agreement according to the Northwest Arkansas Times.
Fayetteville businessman Burt Hanna filed a lawsuit Monday against his ex-wife, Donna Hanna, for failing to return their 15-year-old daughter, Brooke, on March 29.
Burt Hanna is seeking $1 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages. He is also offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the return of his daughter.
Update 04-23-09: Mother And Daughter Arrive Home, Meet Federal Authorities
HIGHFILL, Ark. — Donna Hanna, who is accused of unlawfully leaving the state with her daughter, arrived at Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport Wednesday night with her daughter, where they were met by federal authorities.
Donna Hanna, 47, was taken into federal custody after arriving at the airport on a flight from New York. Officials said her daughter was taken to relatives.
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