An Amber Alert was issued Sunday as Texas police search
for two girls following the death of their mother.
Local police said officers responded to a welfare check at
the girls’ residence in Round Rock, Texas, on Saturday and
found a deceased woman inside. The mother was later
identified as Tonya Bates, mother of the two girls, KVUE reported.
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Police are now searching for Luluvioletta Bandera-Margret, 7,
and Lilianais Griffith, 14, who they believe to be
in grave or immediate danger.
Lulu is Hispanic, 4 feet 5 inches tall and weighs about 75
pounds. She has curly brown hair and brown eyes. Lili is also
Hispanic, 5 feet tall and reportedly weighs 100 pounds. She has
brown eyes, a nose stud and braces.
Officials have identified the suspect in the children’s
disappearance as 44-year-old Terry Miles. The girls’
relationship with Miles remains unclear.
The Texas Department of Public Safety said the three may be
traveling in a gray 2017 Hyundai Accent with the Texas
license plate number JGH9845.