Crime & Courts
Hernando deputies seek help finding missing girls, father
The Hernando County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to locate two children and their father who haven't been seen since July Fourth. Deputies say at approximately 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Olivia Brooks, 2, and Raven Brooks, 9 months, were picked up from their Weeki Wachee home by their biological father, Aaron David Brooks, 31. All three were expected to return later in the day but did not appear. One of the children suffers from health concerns and requires regular medication, which is not with the child, deputies said. Olivia Brooks is approximately 2-foot-3-inches in height and weighs 25 pounds. She has blue eyes, short brown hair, and was last seen wearing a black tank top, pink skirt, and black sneakers.Raven Brooks is approximately 2 feet in height and weighs 17 pounds. She has blue eyes, short brown hair, and was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and a blue jean skirt. Raven has a red birthmark above her left ear. Aaron David Brooks is approximately 6-feet in height and weighs 200 pounds. He has brown eyes and brown hair cut in a buzz style. He has multiple tattoos on both arms. He was driving a 1999 Silver Kia Sportage with Florida tag BAQC16. The back window has a bumper sticker on it that reads "Jersey girls don't pump gas" in pink letters. Anyone with information is asked to call (352) 754-6830.