Kids OK after Amber Alert, trip to Mexico

Updated: 08/03/2014 10:26 PM | Created: 08/03/2014 10:21 AM
By: Mike Anderson, KOB Eyewitness News 4

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two New Mexico sisters who were the issue of an Amber Alert have been found near the border.

The Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office said early Sunday morning that 9-year-old Genesis Marquez and 10-year-old Trinity Marquez were found safe crossing back into Texas from Mexico with their father.

Authorities issued the alert on Saturday night after the girls' mother reported them missing after their father took them.

The mother told police that 40-year-old Oscar Marquez took their daughters from a grandmother's house Thursday night after the grandmother went to sleep.

The two girl's are with their mother in El Paso. Marquez allowed court ordered supervised visitatons with his daughters and is facing custodial interference charges for the incident. 

It's unclear how long the three were in Mexico.

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