LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- An Amber Alert issued for a missing endangered girl in California has been cancelled in Nevada according to the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department via the Nevada Highway Patrol's Northern Command.
NHP said "the originating agency has obtained information that the suspects are believed to be close to the Mexico border," in a tweet at 5:42 p.m. Thursday.
NHP thanked everyone who phoned in tips throughout the day.
Authorities searched for 15-year-old Alora Benitez, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Facebook page. Benitez was last seen about 9 a.m. Wednesday in a white 2013 BMW 4-door sedan, Nevada license plate MARIMAR, with her mother, Maricela Mercado, 40, and Roman Cerratos, 39, according to FOX11 in Los Angeles. Their direction of travel was unknown.
Benitez is described as 5'2", 100 pounds, Hispanic with brown hair and brown eyes.
Mercado is 5'3" and weighs 130 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes, according to FOX11. Cerratos is 6'1" and weighs 210 pounds, and bald with brown eyes.
Benitez' mother and the man are suspects in the murder of a male found dead in the front seat of a white Audi that was parked behind 400 Block of East Carson Plaza Drive in Carson, California, on April 16, the post said. They are considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Lawler or Detective Blagg at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau, (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS, using the P3 Tips mobile app or at lacrimestoppers.org.