PITTSBURGH (AP/KDKA) – Police say they came up empty in their search of a house near Pittsburgh for twins who were last seen as children more than a decade ago.

Allegheny County police didn’t say what prompted Thursday night’s search of a North Braddock house. The search included cadaver dogs. A county detective has testified that he believes twins Ivon and Inisha Fowler are dead.

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Police say the twins would be 18 now. They say the twins’ mother, Patricia Fowler, has given conflicting statements about their whereabouts.

“She’s still claiming, like you said, different people, different places, we’re not any closer,” one family member said.

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County social workers raised the question of the twins’ whereabouts last summer after they removed four other children for medical neglect from Fowler’s home. She faces criminal charges.

Fowler’s son Datwon faces charges for allegedly pretending to be one of the missing twins – in what he called an effort to get everyone to “leave his family alone.”

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