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Update: Amber Alert Canceled For Galveston Sisters

By: NewsLink@ThePoliceNews.Net Email
By: NewsLink@ThePoliceNews.Net Email

Update:
The Galveston Police Department has canceled an Amber Alert for missing 6-year-old Tiana Duarte and her sister, 10-year-old Makayla Duarte.

Authorities say the suspect, Marisol Duarte, dropped the children off with their grandmother, who cares for them. The children are safe.
She called CPS to let them know she dropped them off, but Galveston police are still investigating. They're not sure sure whether she'll be charged.

Duarte is the children's mother. She has supervised visitation rights, but it's her mother who cares for the children.

Authorities say Marisol has been in touch with a CPS case worker since she took the kids, but when she didn't return them when she said she would, CPS reached out to the Galveston Police Department, which then issued the Amber Alert.

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Galveston Police Department has issued an Amber Alert for missing 6-year-old Tiana Duarte and her sister, 10-year-old Makayla Duarte. The suspect is the children's mother, Marisol Duarte.

She was last seen in Galveston, picking up Tiana at Parker Elementary School and Makayla was picked up at Busy Body Day Care.

Tiana was wearing a red polo shirt and khaki capris, and Makayla was wearing a red striped shirt and black pants.

Police say the mother lost custody of the girls and has a history of drug use and mental health issues. The children are believed to be in danger.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect, vehicle or children is asked to immediately contact Sgt R. Orozco or Ofc. Campos with the Galveston Police Department at 409-765-3702.


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