2 Girls Were Abducted By A Self-Proclaimed Prophet. Then Police Found Them Hidden In Water Barrels

It’s a cold December evening in Utah, and police are desperately looking for two missing girls. Months before, they had been snatched by their father – a key figure in a mysterious cult. A tip to law enforcement, however, has narrowed the search to a remote part of the state. And it’s there that the cops make a shocking discovery after looking inside a pair of water barrels.

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The dad who had taken his children is John Coltharp; he and their mom, Micha Soble, had first met in Highlands Ranch, a suburban community south of Denver, Colorado. And while growing up in the area, the pair were both members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. What’s more, Soble and Coltharp would go on to marry. She was just 16 at the time; he was several years her senior.

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