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Missing girls from east Las Vegas found safe, police say

Posted at 10:48 PM, Feb 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-20 00:53:29-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — UPDATE Feb. 19 - 6 P.M.: Richard Munoz is a father of three, and he was relieved the two girls were found safe.

Munoz said although the alert can be too much, he was able to help by asking his girls if they knew who the two girls were.

"My first reaction was I went to into the bedroom and asked my kids do you know so and so? Do you have any friends by this name," he said.

Munoz received the alert, but with an option to opt out, he said those that opt out on warnings should be ashamed of themselves.

"I'm just speaking as a Dad, and I'm all for it, so if you opt out... shame on you," he said.

Vegas police said detectives asked the fire department to put out a wireless emergency alert - not an Amber Alert - after they determined this was a serious situation.

Two crucial factors in this scenario were, one of the girls was just five years old and the current cold temperatures in Southern Nevada.

Both were enough reason to push an alert, according to authorities.

UPDATE FEB. 19 - 9:05 A.M.: Authorities say the two missing girls from east Las Vegas have been found and that both girls are safe. No foul play is expected.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Las Vegas police are asking for the public's assistance in locating two missing girls who were last seen in the east part of town Monday.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department reported it was looking for help in finding 13-year-old Ja'Miya Marry and her sister 5-year-old Kaydence Jackson.

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The two were last seen in the area of Mountain Vista Street and East Flamingo Road at about 1 p.m., according to authorities.

Ja'Miya was wearing a black and white checkered shirt with blue jeans, while Kaydence was wearing a pink, yellow and black romper.

Authorities also said the girls might be suffering from severe emotional distress.

Anyone with more information on the location of Ja'Miya or Kaydence was asked to contact the LVMPD at 702-828-3111 or 702-828-2907.