Deputies find endangered woman last seen picking up 3 small kids in Greenville

Michele Shontel Butler
Michele Shontel Butler(Greenville County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jan. 19, 2023 at 5:35 AM EST
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GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office said a missing endangered woman and three small children have been found.

According to deputies, 31-year-old Michele Shontel Butler picked up her niece and nephews Heaven Lee-Willingham, 1, Terrell Dillard, 5, and Kentrell Willingham, 7 months, up on Sunday, Jan. 15 around 3:30 p.m. They had not been seen or heard from since.

Deputies said the woman and children were last seen leaving from 11 Regency Hill Drive in possibly a silver four-door Nissan Versa with Florida tag QWVI17 driven by a male.

Butler was described as five foot six and 140 pounds with black and gray hair and brown eyes. She was wearing a burgundy dress and black boots.

The Sheriff’s Office said Heaven, the 1-year-old girl, has black hair and hazel eyes. She was wearing a purple jacket, purple and white shirt, gray pants and black Nikes.

Terrell, the 5-year-old, was described to have brown hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a gray shirt, green pants and black and white shoes.

The 7-month-old baby Kentrell was wearing a blue onesie, according to deputies.

Butler is considered an endangered person and has gone missing in the past.

On Thursday, Jan. 19, deputies said all four people were safely located.

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