Sibling speaks after judge orders Wolferts sisters back to father’s home in Kansas

Posted at 9:30 PM, Mar 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-23 23:30:45-04

UTAH -- The sister of two teen girls found by police after they disappeared for more than a year is speaking out after the sisters were sent back to their dad in Kansas.

Brittany Dangerfield said she last saw her sisters, 16-year old Sydney and 15-year old Danielle, on Monday evening.

They've been in state custody since early January, after Orem Police tracked the two and their mom, Michelle Wolferts, down in Pleasant Grove.

The Wolferts sisters had been missing since July of 2014, when they were reported to have run away while visiting their mom in Utah.

Dangerfield and Michelle Wolferts have claimed that the two girls were gone for about a month before mom found out their whereabouts and joined them in hiding. Dangerfield said a judge recently ordered the two teens back to Kansas, where their dad, Brian Wolferts, lives.

"They were very devastated about the order and very confused," she said.

The girls reportedly ran away because they didn't want to live with dad, claiming he was emotionally abusive.

Brian Wolferts previously told FOX 13 the claims of abuse are not true.

DCFS came out with a report, Dangerfield said, after an investigation into the matter.

"With the DCFS order, there was emotional abuse against both parents," she said.

The next day, she said the judge came out with the order to return the girls to Kansas.

Dangerfield wasn't sure if they'd go straight back to dad, enter a program, or stay with another family.

"The way that it's going right now, is the absolute worse case scenario," she said.

She said she and mom Michelle want the girls to stay in Utah, even if it's with another family here.

It's what the girls want, too, she said.

"I'm concerned just about their psychological well-being," she said. "Of course I want to be with them, and my mom wants to be with them, I mean, she's their mother. But ultimately I care about their safety and their protection."

Brian Wolferts previously told FOX 13 the girls are not in a good emotional state, and introducing them back into his home will be a long process.

He did not return a call for comment on their return to Kansas.

Dangerfield still hopes there's a chance Sydney and Danielle will be able to come back. She said they filed a motion to keep the girls in Utah, and they are figuring out what they can do next.