No word from father and children in alert

Agnes Battle, the girlfriend of a Columbus man who left home unannounced Tuesday night with their three small children, said Thursday she has heard nothing from Harrington since she arrived home at 1 a.m. Wednesday to find her boyfriend and son Cedric Harrington, 3, and year-old twin daughters Aliyah and Agena Battle, gone. She found a note on a dresser stating her boyfriend didn't want to go on living, she said, prompting her to call Columbus Police, who initiated the Levi Alert through the GBI.

Columbus Police have received lots of tips about Harrington's possible whereabouts, but none have led police to them, Lt. Mark Starling said Thursday.

A nationwide search for Harrington and the children was launched when Columbus Police activated the Levi Call Wednesday morning, concerned about the safety of the children after Harrington's note was discovered.

He apparently was driving his dark green 2002 Chevrolet Impala with Indiana license plant No. 93-L4740. It has a cracked windshield.

Battle said he doesn't look like the photograph that ran Thursday in the newspaper. He has shaved his head and now wears glasses, she said.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Harrington and/or the children should call Columbus Police at 706-653-3231.