UPDATE MAY 23: The Clark County District Attorney's Office has decided not to pursue a case against the mother who was arrested after reporting her daughters missing last week.
The DA's office says there is insufficient evidence at this time to prove child neglect.
UPDATE MAY 21: New details have been released on the North Las Vegas mother who was charged with neglect after reporting her daughters missing last week.
NLV police say 47-year-old Eloina Avalos-Perez asked two different women to pick her daughters up from school on May 17, according to an arrest report.
Authorities also said the woman who picked the girls up was a stranger to the mother and that woman called police shortly after they put out an alert about the missing girls.
Plus, the report noted a long history of CPS allegations claiming inadequate shelter, supervision, and educational neglect.
UPDATE 9 P.M.: After an extensive investigation into the incident, the North Las Vegas Detective Bureau booked the mother of the two girls, 47-year-old Eloina Avalos-Perez, into the Las Vegas City Jail on two counts of child neglect.
UPDATE 2:40 P.M.: North Las Vegas Police say that the girls have been located in good health and are now with police. Both girls are in good health and the investigation is ongoing.
UPDATE 2:30 P.M.: North Las Vegas Police officials have released pictures of a person they are seeking in relation to the two missing sisters.
Police say that the woman in the pictures is not a teacher or a relative of the family but is known to the mother of the girls as someone who she sees at the school and has offered to babysit her children.
The mother has declined in the past because they already have a babysitter.
The woman is not a suspect and officials just wish to speak regarding the missing sisters.
If you have seen this woman or Kenia Gonzalez and her sister, Lina Gonzalez, you are asked to please call NLVPD at 702-633-9111.
***update*** below is a woman the NLVPD needs to get in contact with. This person has offered in the past to babysit Lina and Kiana. Please contact the NLVPD AT (702) 633-9111 with any information in this case. This person is not a suspect in any crime. pic.twitter.com/7KCBzLPXcs— NLVPD (@NLVPD) May 18, 2019
Detectives need help locating two missing endangered juveniles who went missing in North Las Vegas.
On May 17, 6-year-old Kenia Gonzalez and her sister 9-year-old Lina Gonzalez were last seen at school, Lincoln Elementary, located in the 3000 block of Berg Street. The North Las Vegas Police Department was contacted at about 11:30 p.m. and advised of the missing children. The North Las Vegas Police Department is conducting a search for the children and has confirmed they were at school.
Kenia is described as a Hispanic female, about 4'00" tall, 60 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a yellow shirt, black pants with a blue “Frozen” backpack. See attached photo of Kenia.
Lina is described as a Hispanic female, about 4’06” tall, 80 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a yellow shirt, black pants with a blue “Frozen” backpack. See attached photo of Lina.
All hospitals are asked to check their registries for Kenia and Lina, or any John Does matching the above description, and to notify police immediately if found. It should be noted that HIPPA permits disclosure upon request to Law Enforcement, and is authorized pursuant, 45 C.F.R. section 154.512.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Kenia and Lina is asked to contact the North Las Vegas Police Department immediately at 702-633-9111.