LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — UPDATE 5:42 P.M.: The Nevada Highway Patrol has announced the Amber Alert has been canceled in Nevada but continues to be an active alert.
AMBER ALERT UPDATE: The earlier Amber Alert has been cancelled for Nevada. The originating agency has obtained information that the suspects are believed to be close to the Mexico border.— NHP Northern Command (@NHPNorthernComm) April 19, 2019
An Amber Alert has been issued for a 15-year-old California girl who was last seen with two murder suspects in the city of Torrance.
On April 16, a man was found dead in a white Audi in the city of Carson. 40-year-old Maricela Mercado and 39-year-old Roman Cerratos have been identified as suspects.
Alora Benitez was seen leaving with the suspects in a white 2013 BMW on April 17. The 4-door car had the Nevada license plate "MARIMAR" at the time. However, the plate may have been removed and replaced with a paper plate.
The teenager is the daughter of Mercado. It is not known where the couple may be headed. The suspects are considered armed and dangerous.
According to a records check, it appears that Mercado lived in Las Vegas as late as 2017.
If you have any information, please call the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department at 323-890-5550.