Police are currently searching for two girls who have been missing since police found the body of their deceased mother on Sunday.
Police have now released additional information in relation to the abduction of two young girls who were allegedly taken by a man who is a person of interest in a suspicious death.
This has sparked a nationwide manhunt and they could be anywhere.
An Amber Alert was issued for 14-year-old Lilianais Victoria Cake Griffith and 7-year-old Luluvioletta Mariposo Bandera-Margaret on Monday. It was issued after police found the body of a deceased woman inside a residence.
Police have identified the deceased woman as Tonya Bates on Tuesday, and said she is the mother of the missing girls, KRIV reported.
Police say the children are believed to have been abducted by Bates’ roommate, 44-year-old Terry Miles.
Investigators said that they originally responded to Bates’ home on Dec. 29, 2017 after receiving a call for a welfare check from Bates’ boyfriend and coworker. Officers found nothing suspicious and then left the home.
Officers later returned and entered the residence on Sunday, and located Bates’ body. They also realized that her daughters were missing.
Miles reportedly has ties to to Louisiana, but investigators said Miles was possibly seen northern New Mexico or southern Colorado, KRIV reported.
Griffith is 5 feet, and weighs 100 pounds. She has brown eyes, braces, and has a stud on the right side of her nose.
Bandera-Margaret is 4 feet 5 inches, and weighs 75 pounds. She has brown eyes and curly brown hair, with a slight bit of blond at the top of her head.
He is 6 feet 2 inches, and weighs 200 pounds. He wears glasses and may have a beard.
“Our whole focus is to get these girls home safe,” Round Rock Police Department Chief Allen Banks said, according to NBC News.
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Police are asking that anyone with information regarding the girls or Miles call 911, or contact the Round Rock Police Department at (512) 218-5516.