Police are searching for the mother of four children found abandoned at the Motel 6 in Caseyville.
According to police reports, the kids are 14, 13 and a pair of year-old twins. The children, all girls, were discovered late Wednesday when the older two were spotted digging through a dumpster for food.
The children said they were at the Motel 6 on Illinois 157 for three days after their mother left them there.
The mother’s boyfriend, who is 17, checked in on the kids periodically. But he told police he didn’t know how to care for the children.