UPDATE: Limited details are available at this time, but the children have been located, according to a tweet from the Sioux County Sheriff:
Update: In reference to the previous Amber Alert, the children have been located. from Sioux County Sheriff's... https://t.co/V8fznw6uVY
— Sioux County Sheriff (@siouxcosheriff) September 20, 2017
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.
Maroon Cadillac CTS
Iowa plate 561XEY
3 children abducted, please dial 911 if located. pic.twitter.com/hh5RFKdgMG
— Trooper Vince Kurtz (@TrooperKurtz) September 19, 2017
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Clay County Sheriff's Deputy Zach Larsen at 712-240-3992.