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Smyrna Man Waives Extradition, Returning to Delaware

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Cortez A. Hamilton (Photo: Indiana State Police) Cortez A. Hamilton (Photo: Indiana State Police)
Keisha Hamilton (Photo: Delaware State Police) Keisha Hamilton (Photo: Delaware State Police)
Colette Hamilton, 4, and Cortez Hamilton Jr., 4 months (Photo: Delaware State Police) Colette Hamilton, 4, and Cortez Hamilton Jr., 4 months (Photo: Delaware State Police)
SMYRNA, Del. (WBOC/AP) - Delaware State Police say a Smyrna man arrested in Indiana after he and his two missing children were found will be returning to Delaware.

Troopers said Tuesday that Cortez A. Hamilton had waived an extradition hearing in Indiana and will be returned to Delaware, however when that will happen was not released. Upon his return, Delaware State Police say Cortez will be charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and one count of assault with serious bodily injury.

Hamilton's children, 4-year-old Colette Hamilton and 4-month-old Cortez Hamilton Jr., were found Saturday in southwest Indiana. Authorities said they are safe, in good condition and in the care of Indiana's Division of Family Services.

Troopers in both states continue to search for the children's mother, Keisha Hamilton. She was last seen with her children on Friday night at their Smyrna home. Delaware police alerted Indiana authorities on Saturday that the father might be traveling in a red 2005 Chevrolet Suburban with the children to St. Louis, Missouri, where his Facebook page says he is from. Delaware State Police say the Gold Alert for Keisha remains in effect.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact Sergeant David L. Weaver at Troop 3 at 302-741-2728 or by utilizing the Delaware State Police Mobile Crime Tip Application. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."
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