Update: Two Girls From Galveston Found; Amber Alert Cancelled


HOUSTON (CBS Houston) On Friday evening, officials issued an Amber Alert for two girls who are sisters from Galveston.

The Galveston Police Department issued an Amber Alert for missing six-year-old Tiana Duarte and her sister, 10-year-old Makayla Duarte. The young girls are believed to be with their mother who is named Marisol Duarte.

Makayla Duarte (Photo Credit: Provided)

Makayla Duarte (Photo Credit: Provided)

Duarte was last seen in Galveston, picking up Tiana at Parker Elementary School at 69th and Jones Drive while her other child Makayla was picked up at Busy Body Day Care at 6904 Lasker Drive at 8 a.m. on Friday.

Marisol Duarte (Photo Credit: Provided)

Marisol Duarte (Photo Credit: Provided)

Tiana was last seeing wearing a red polo shirt and khaki capris, and Makayla was wearing a red striped shirt and black pants.

According to authorities, Duarte lost custody of the girls and has a history of drug use as well as mental health deficiencies The children are believed to be in danger.

Anyone with information about these children is being urged to call contact Sgt R. Orozco or Ofc. Campos with the Galveston Police Department at 409-765-3702. Click here to learn more.


Around 9 p.m., an Amber Alert for two sisters from Galveston was cancelled. According to authorities, six-year-old Tiana Duarte and her sister, 10-year-old Makayla Duarte were dropped off with their grandmother and reportedly safe.

As Galveston police continue to investigate the case, it is not clear if the girls’ mother will face charges.

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