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Missing Centennial children ‘believed to be in immediate danger’; arrest warrant issued for father

Young foster children were last seen on June 30 and may be traveling with the suspect to Louisiana
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Posted at 6:00 PM, Jul 07, 2023
and last updated 2023-07-09 12:09:24-04

CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Four foster kids who were reported missing from Centennial a week ago are believed to be “in immediate danger” and an arrest warrant has been issued for the children’s father, the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday.

The children – Jyron Gardette, 9; Heaven Myles, 7; Jehoward Gardette, 6; and Israel Gardette, 4 – were last seen on June 30 in Centennial with Howard Myles, 47. The man, who is the children's non-custodial father, was allowed to visit them for the weekend under a court order but did not return the kids on Sunday, deputies said in a news release Friday.

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Investigators now believe Myles may be headed with the children to Louisiana, where they are from. They also believe the children's mother, Clarissa Gardette, is with them. Active arrest warrants have also been issued for the woman, deputies said.

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“The children are believed to be in immediate danger due to a history of neglect, child abuse, drugs, domestic violence, weapons charges and previous dangerous situations they have been placed in,” officials said Friday.

Investigators intially said they believe Myles may be headed out-of-state with the children as he has ties to Baton Rouge and New Orleans, La., as well as Dallas, Texas in a gold Pontiac Grand Prix with dark, tinted windows and a sunroof.

On Saturday, the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office said they received new information and now believe the suspects may be traveling in Gardette's gold 2005 Honda Pilot. The Vehicle may have stolen or fake plates. The last six numbers of the VIN are 512919.


Myles is described as a Black man standing 5-feet, 10-inches tall and weighing 170 pounds. He has dreadlocks, according to a CBI alert.

If you have any information on this crime, please call our dispatch center at 303-795-4711 or the Metro Denver Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 720-913-7867. You can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

Missing Arapahoe County children ‘believed to be in immediate danger’; arrest warrant issued for father

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