Status of Amber Alert changed as search continues for missing teens

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- The Bureau of Indian Affairs changed the status of an Amber Alert to a Missing Endangered Juvenile Advisory.

Authorities are still searching for Zuriah Castillo, 14, and Jaylynn Miller, 16, who were last seen on the Santo Domingo Peublo Saturday.

However, the man who was originally listed as a suspect has been removed from the new advisory.

Andres Pinto said he reached out to police after he learned he was a suspect in the Amber Alert. He said they let him go after hearing his side of the story.

Anyone with information about where the girls are is asked to call the Bureau of Indian Affairs at 1-833-560-2065, or email

New Mexico State Police said criteria issuing an Amber Alert include:

  • Someone under 18 has been abducted
  • They are in imminent danger of serious harm or death
  • There is specific information available about the child and or the abductor that will help in an “expedient and successful end to the abduction.”