Amber Alert issued for three girls, two of them twins, in Iowa canceled

Authorities report children have been found
Posted at 4:46 PM, Sep 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-19 22:13:06-04

UPDATE: Limited details are available at this time, but the children have been located, according to a tweet from the Sioux County Sheriff:



The Amber Alert was canceled just before 9 p.m. Tuesday.

From our previous story:

An Amber Alert had been issued just after 4 p.m., with authorities looking for three girls — two 8-year-olds and a 4-year-old — abducted in Royal, Iowa, by a 25-year-old woman, possibly bound for northwest Iowa or Minnesota.

The children were believed to have been taken by Danica Noel Arzaga, described as 5-foot-3-inches tall, about 135 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes; she also has a large eagle tattoo on her chest. They were possibly traveling in a 2003 maroon Cadillac CTS with license plate 561XEY, the alert states.

The 8-year-olds are both 4 feet tall with brown eyes and brown hair, one has a birthmark on her abdomen and was last seen wearing a pink short-sleeved shirt, blue jeans, and multi-colored tennis shoes; the other was last seen wearing khaki cargo shorts with multi-colored tennis shoes. 

The 4-year-old is described as 3 feet tall, 40 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes, possibly wearing a pink pajama sleeper and slippers, according to the alert issued by the State of Iowa.


Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Clay County Sheriff's Deputy Zach Larsen at 712-240-3992.