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Posted: Wednesday, 26 March 2014 7:05AM

Houma parents wanted after kids die in fire

Houma Police have issued warrants on the parents of two children who were killed in a March 15th fire.

Houma Police Lt. Dana Coleman says Romell Welsh Sr. and Vaneshia Valentine have been charged with two counts of manslaughter, and they are searching for the couple.

Coleman said, "We have several Detectives in the area talking to relatives, talking to neighbors trying to find the location of Vaneshia Valentine and Romell Welsh Sr."
Funeral services were held for the two toddlers, 2 year old Romell Welsh Jr. and 1 year old Ro'Miya Welsh on Monday. Coleman says attempts to locate the parents following the services were unsuccessful.
"We don't know where Mr. Welsh and Ms. Valentine are at this point. We have been in contact with the mother via telephone and we are trying to coordinate something for her to come turn herself in to us," Coleman said.
Police have not said where the parents were at the time of the fire, but it is known they were not at home. Coleman says due to the nature of the incident and it's surrounding circumstances, they feel the manslaughter charge is appropriate.

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