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Cherish Perrywinkle's older sister reacts to custody loss

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Updated: 7/11/2013 9:41 pm

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- Now 26 years old, Lindsay Hoy hasn't seen her mother Rayne Perrywinkle, since she was 5. She hasn't spoken to her in more than a decade, when Rayne, then Kimberly, left her home in Australia for the U.S., then changed her name.

"I just haven't had a relationship with her since," she said

Through a Skype audio interview from Australia, Hoy told Action News' Noel McLaren she's devastated over the kidnapping and tragic death of her little sister, Cherish Perrywinkle.

"I just burst into tears, I thought I'm not going to ever see my sister again or ever. I never met her before in my life and I'll never get that chance. It's been taken from me. It's horrible," she said.

Hoy says she now fears the worst for her two remaining siblings. Rayne's daughters are now in the custody of the Department of Children and Families.

She says her family in Australia plans to seek permanent custody, and that they weren't shocked when they found out the two little girls were taken away.

"I knew it was going to happen and I think we all prepared ourselves for it," said Hoy.

"We just want the best for those little girls and we want them to be safe and even though they don't know us we love them and we care about them," said Cathy Hoy, Cherish Perrywinkle's aunt and Rayne's sister.

The Hoy family in Australia says they want to make arrangements to come to the U.S. and meet Cherish's sisters.

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puddinpie - 7/12/2013 7:52 PM
1 Vote I smelled something fishy.... I'll be looking to find out more... He lawyered up quick and blamed that mother what else does he have to hide....

puddinpie - 7/12/2013 7:50 PM
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nativejax - 7/12/2013 3:41 PM
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You may be right makelkami, but there must be something the oldest daughter knows about mom and I believe all children should have a chance or right to know their siblings.

makelkami - 7/12/2013 2:26 PM
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This sister from Australia hasn't talked to her mom in years and not even called to talk to her sisters---now all of a sudden she wants custody?? I think the father should have the other children if he wanted them and went to court to get them. Fathers can be good parents also.There has to be closer relatives(grandparents,father,etc)to take the girls,but sending them to a sister who is a stranger just doesn't seem right.

nativejax - 7/12/2013 11:26 AM
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They should use that donated money to send her remaining children to Australia, get them as far away from the mom, fianee as possible..(but if fiancee is father of last two kids, probably won't happen). HOW could she leave her first 5 year old behind in Australia? Why did she come here and change her name? What is she hiding?

whosaysnocan - 7/12/2013 5:51 AM
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My gosh, how old is this woman? I am 57 and our daughter is 26. She is proof that some people are not able to be a parent. The story of this woman's life gets better. Next will be what she and her fiance' are doing with the money donated to the family. Continued prayers for the remaining girls.

pennasnowgrl - 7/12/2013 4:05 AM
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Wishing the little girls all the best. Hoping the family from Australia are able to see and help in this horrible situation. Finances will probably have a lot to do with the outcome.And I wouldn't worry about charging the man for kidnapping lets get him on murder that convition should finish him.

nativejax - 7/11/2013 10:06 PM
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I think it spoke volumes...Basically THIS daughter admitted Rayne was a terrible mother all along and maybe she SHOULD be charged with the death of her child.

Terri75 - 7/11/2013 8:33 PM
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wow that was a bunch of words that said well nothing...
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