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Amber Alert issued in Texas for two girls in danger after mom found dead

Aris Folley

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.

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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.

Authorities initially said the group may be headed to Louisiana. Police later announced Monday that the last sighting of the three was in northern New Mexico and possibly southern Colorado.

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