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Daughters Of Woman Killed In Texas Found Safe, Suspected Kidnapper Caught

Their alleged kidnapper was their mother's roommate, who has been described as a person of interest in her murder.

By Gina Tron

There is some good news to report in light of a tragic situation. The two sisters who were allegedly kidnapped by the man who may have been involved in their mother's murder in Texas have been rescued. The two girls, ages 7 and 14, were found safe states away in Colorado after police issued an Amber Alert, and their abductor is now in police custody.

Round Rock Police Department Chief Allen Banks announced on Twitter that Terry Allen Miles, 44, was "caught in Colorado without incident” on Wednesday.

During a press conference, Banks stated, "Our whole goal was to bring these two sisters home.”

That goal has been accomplished. Lilianais Griffith, 14, and Luluvioletta Bandera-Magret, 7, are physically unharmed and have been sent to a hospital for a check-up, NBC News reported.

Miles is considered a person of interest in the killing of their mother, Tonya Bates, whose body was found on Sunday. Bates and Miles were roommates, and both Bates’ children lived at the home with them. Miles is now in police custody, and it is unclear if he has a lawyer who can speak on his behalf at this time.

Miles was found near Trinidad, Colorado when a Las Animas County sheriff’s official spotted Miles driving "erratically" and pulled him over. From there, backup arrived and a "high risk traffic stop" was conducted. Miles was detained without incident.

Banks said they are working to get Lilianais and Luluvioletta home soon.

As for Miles, Banks said during the press conference, “We have a lot of questions to ask him. A lot of questions to ask them. And that will be done here in the next couple of days.”

[Photo: Round Rock Police Department]

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