Father of missing kids suspected of murder

June 18, 2008 4:40:46 AM PDT
The father of two missing Pasadena area children is now held on suspicion of capital murder in their disappearance.Randy Sylvester is being held on traffic warrants out of Bellaire, but police are considering other charges, possibly up to capital murder.

His children, Randy Sylvester, Jr., 7, and his sister, Denim, 3, were last seen Sunday afternoon. The children, according to their mother, were playing in the tennis court at an apartment complex on Burke Road and Fairmont Parkway when they disappeared.

"The father made, according to the mother, multiple inferences that the kids were dead and that it was time to move on," said Pasadena Police Captain Bud Corbett. "I think that was the phrase that was specifically used in conveying that information to her. It has not been confirmed that the children are dead. We are pursuing charges against the father for domestic violence against the mother for an incident that occurred late yesterday."

Police say Sylvester allegedly made some type of threat against the children's mother. The details are not yet clear.

Sylvester willingly went with detectives to answer questions earlier today. Authorities say he had agreed to take a polygraph test, but later refused. At that point, he reportedly resisted arrest.

The children's mother declined to speak to Eyewitness News today. Pasadena police say she is expected to take a polygraph test at some point.

Earlier in the day, Sylvester ran from Eyewitness News cameras and yelled at news crews, but it's unclear what he was trying to say.

Denim is approximately 2'5" and was last seen wearing a pink, V-neck T-shirt with brown trim, pink shorts, pink flip-flops and braided hair with pink pony tail holder.

Randy is 4'1" and was last seen wearing a blue and orange Florida Gators shirt, blue denim shorts, and blue and white tennis shoes.

If you have any information in the case, you're asked to call the Pasadena Police Department.

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