Two missing girls have sparked an urgent search that spanned three states after they were abducted from a home where the bodies of two boys were found.
Police were called to a residence in Leavenworth, Kansas to discover two boys dead and the two girls missing on Saturday (local time).
Authorities believed the girls, three-year-old Aven and seven-year-old Nora, were abducted by their father, Donny Jackson, and an AMBER Alert was issued.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said in a statement before the 911 call was made and the bodies of the boys were discovered the two girls were spotted near the Oklahoma border.
At 12.35pm on Saturday, the Kansas Highway Patrol made an unrelated car stop on Jackson’s vehicle and the two girls were in the vehicle.
Authorities believed Jackson was taking his daughters to Oklahoma, Texas, or Arkansas.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation confirmed in a later statement the two girls had been found safe.
“Both kids are now safe and the suspect is in custody,” the bureau said in a Facebook post.
“The suspect’s vehicle was located by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol around mile marker 6 near Erick, Oklahoma. Thanks for staying alert and for sharing the critical information.”
It is not clear if the girls or Jackson are related to the two deceased boys.
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