Police seek Holland-area mother, Wendi Carpenter, on parental kidnapping charge


By Staff reports
Holland police are looking for a local woman they say left the state with her two children after she failed to show up on Tuesday for a scheduled transfer of the children to their father.
Wendi Carpenter had the two young children for visitation during the summer but had to transfer the children to their father because of a court order, according to a news release from Holland police. After she didn’t show up to the Holland Department of Public Safety for the transfer, police started an investigation.Based on that investigation, police now believe Carpenter has fled the state with the two children, Luke Carpenter and Cambria Carpenter. Wendi Carpenter is wanted on a warrant for custodial interference authorized by the Ottawa County Prosecutor.She is listed as a practicing psychologist with two different nonprofit counseling groups, Healing Waters and Lakeshore Pure Freedom, both in Zeeland. Police did not release the father’s name.

The mother and children were last known to be in Holland, in the 300 block of Pine Avenue,  around 8 a.m. on Tuesday, police said. The mother and children left in her vehicle, a 2006 Toyota Highlander, police said, but that vehicle has since been located in western Missouri. They might have left that area in a dark-colored SUV.

The Holland Department of Public Safety is asking anyone with information as to the possible location of the mother or children to call the Holland Department of Public Safety Detective Bureau at (616) 355-1150 or Silent Observer at (888) 88-SILENT.

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4 thoughts on “Police seek Holland-area mother, Wendi Carpenter, on parental kidnapping charge

  1. The whole faith community of 2 churches in Colorado Springs is praying for the safety of the children and the apprehension of the mother

    • I know this mother personally and she is abosolutely wonderful. She loves her children more than anything in this world. I pray for her and her beautiful children.

  2. I know the mother also, she is not well, she is sick, delusional, manipulative, conniving, scheming, and now she is a felon. I lived next door to her for two years. She is a certifiable basket case; anything that comes out of her mouth is suspect. She has interfered so badly in the children’s schools; the district was considering a restraining order. Wendi is nutz. Hopefully the penal system will afford her the mental health care she needs.

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