Suspect in woman’s death, kidnapping of young girls caught in Colorado, children safe


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UPDATE: Jan. 3, 2018 10:50 p.m.: The search for the suspect in the abduction of two young Texas girls ended in Colorado Tuesday.

Terry Allen Miles, 44, who is also a suspect in the death of the girls’ mother in Round Rock, Texas, was apprehended in Trinidad, Colorado.

The missing girls, aged 14 and 7-years-old were also found safe, according to news outlets.

The girls’ mother, Tonya Bates, was found dead on Sunday, and authorities feared the girls were in danger due to Miles’ criminal history.

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Police are still searching for a man they say was involved in the abduction of two children from Round Rock, Texas, and also a person of interest in the suspicious death of a woman on Sunday.

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Officers responded Sunday to a welfare call in Round Rock and found the woman dead inside the residence, police said. An Amber Alert was also issued Sunday after the two children were reported missing

Authorities are searching for Terry Allen Miles, 44, as a person of interest in the suspicious death. He has also been tied to the abduction of two children, 14-year-old Lilianas Griffith and 7-year-old Luluvioletta Bandera-Margaret. Miles was last seen on Saturday.

Police said he could be heading to Louisiana in a gray 2007 Hyundai Accent with Texas license plate JGH9845. He is described as being 6-foot-2 and about 200 pounds with brown hair, hazel eyes and a beard. Police said Miles wears glasses.

Authorities said there have been no updates to the investigation at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Round Rock Police Department at 512-218-5516.

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