Abducted Texas girls may be in Southern Colorado; Suspect spotted in Trinidad


DENVER — Colorado Bureau of Investigation officials believe two abducted Texas girls who are the subject of an Amber Alert may be in southern Colorado after the suspect was spotted in Trinidad last Saturday.

Police in Round Rock, Texas issued the alert after Lilianais Victoria Cake Griffith, 14, and Luluvioletta Mariposo Bandera-Margaret, 7, were abducted and their mother, Tonya Bates, was found dead inside a home in Round Rock. Police believe Bates’ roommate, Terry Allen Miles, 44, took the girls.

KVUE-TV reports police initially believed the group to be headed for Louisiana, but on Monday, officers said they may have been seen in northern New Mexico and possible southern Colorado.

On Wednesday afternoon, authorities issued a second Amber Alert, which stated the girls may be in southern Colorado.

Griffith is described as being 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 100 pounds with brown eyes, a stud on the right side of her nose and braces. Bandera-Margaret is 4 feet 5 inches tall and 75 pounds with curly brown hair and brown eyes.

Miles is 6 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs 200 pounds. He has hazel eyes, wears glasses and has a beard. He was last seen driving a gray 2017 Hyundai Accent with Texas license plate JGH 9845.



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