A man accused of kidnapping two young Texas girls and considered a “person of interest” in the death of their mom was found on Wednesday, authorities said.
“CAUGHT !!!, ” Round Rock Police Chief Allen Banks tweeted. “Terry Allen Miles was caught in Colorado without incident. The daughters are SAFE !!! Thank God !! “
Based on a tip police received, Terry Allen Miles, 44, was identified on a business surveillance tape in Trinidad, Colo ., on Dec. 30, Banks stated earlier Wednesday.
The two girls, Lilianais “Lily” Victoria Cake Griffith, 14, and Luluvioletta “Lulu” Mariposo Bandera-Magret, 7, were not assured with him.
Banks said the department was running very closely with all agencies throughout the country, although several tips led them to Colorado.
“Our whole focus right now is to get Lily and Lulu back home safely, ” Banks said prior to the discovery of Miles.
Authorities procured the body of the girls’ mother, Tonya Bates, inside a home on Dec. 31 after responding to a welfare check in Round Rock, Texas, police said on Monday. The cause of her demise was not released.
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Fox News’ Madeline Farber contributed to this report .
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