California police finds the car connected to a missing girl, 15, who was last seen with her mother and a man who are suspects in a murderous murder
- The police repaired a 2013 white BMW on the San Ysidro border in Mexico on Friday
- The drivers, Roman Cerratos and Maricela Mercado, are suspects in the murder of a man stabbed to death in a white Audi on Tuesday in Carson, California.
- An Amber Alert was issued on Thursday for Mercado & # 39; s daughter Alora Benitez
- The 15-year-old was last seen with the suspects in Torrance on Wednesday
- The warning was canceled after the car was found because warnings can only be issued if the police have information about the vehicle in which a missing child is located
The police have found a car associated with a missing 15-year-old who was last seen with her mother and a man suspected of being killed.
The 2013 white BMW with Nevada plates was found empty on Friday at the San Ysidro border of Mexico, according to San Diego police, according to the Sheriff & # 39; s Department in Los Angeles County.
The drivers, Roman Cerratos and Maricela Mercado, are suspects in the murder of a 32-year-old man who was found dead on Tuesday in the trunk of a white Audi in Carson.
An Amber Alert was issued on Thursday for Mercado & # 39; s 15-year-old daughter Alora Benitez. It was canceled on Friday after the car was found because warnings can only be issued if the police have information about the vehicle in which a missing child is located.
California authorities found a white 2013 BMW linked to the missing 15-year-old Alora Benitez, who was last seen in the car on Wednesday with her mother Maricela Mercado and a man named Roman Cerratos, suspected of murder
An Amber Alert was issued on Thursday for Alora (above). It was canceled on Friday after the car was found at the border with Mexico, because warnings can only be issued if the police have information about the car that has a missing child
Her mother Maricela Mercado, 40, (left) and Roman Cerratos, 39, (right) are suspects in the death blow of a man whose body was found in a car in the city of Carson
Mercado, 40, and Cerratos, 39, are considered "armed and dangerous," according to the Amber Alert poster.
They were last seen when they left in Torrance, California at 9:00 am on Wednesday at 9:00 am with Alora in a white four-door BMW from 2013.
The car has a Nevada license plate on which & # 39; MARIMAR & # 39; but the sheriff department said it might have been removed and replaced with a paper plate.
It was not clear whether Alora willingly left with the suspects.
& # 39; Los Angeles County Homicide Bureau asks the public for help to track down Alora and return her safely to her family, & # 39; said the LA County Sheriff Department in a statement.
& # 39; Please do not take independent action, call 9-1-1 and alert the police or sheriff officers. & # 39;
Jeffrey Appel was found dead from a suspicious murder in the front seat of a white Audi on Tuesday morning in Carson, California. A researcher sees photographing blood on the car
The relationship between the suspects and Appel has not yet been established
Alora is described as 5 feet 2 inches long and weighs approximately 100 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.
Cerratos is described as a Spanish man, standing at around 6 feet 1 inch long and weighing around 210 pounds. He is bald and brown eyes.
Mercado is described as a Hispanic woman who is 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighing about 130 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.
Jeffrey Appel was found dead Tuesday morning from a suspected murder in the front seat of a white Audi.
The relationship between the victim and the suspects is unclear and an autopsy is performed to determine the official cause of death.
Anyone with information was encouraged to contact the Homicide Bureau of the Los Angeles County Sheriff at 323-890-5500. To provide information anonymously, you can call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.