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Amber Alert canceled for 15-year-old California girl

Updated April 18, 2019 - 6:19 pm

Authorities on Thursday night canceled an Amber Alert for a 15-year-old girl who had gone missing out of Southern California and was last seen with her mother and a man.

The Nevada Highway Patrol Southern Command tweeted about the cancellation shortly after 5:30 p.m., attributing it to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

“Thank You everyone who phoned in tips throughout the day,” the tweet said.

Alora Benitez had last been seen 9 a.m. Wednesday in Torrance, California, and she may have been traveling in a 2013 white BMW with Nevada license plates labeled “MARIMAR,” according to the sheriff’s department.

The sheriff’s department suspects her mother and the man of murder after finding a body in the front seat of a white Audi parked in Carson, California, on Tuesday.

“They are considered armed and dangerous,” the department said on social media. “Her family is concerned for her safety.”

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Contact Mike Shoro at mshoro@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-5290. Follow @mike_shoro on Twitter.

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