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Hays Toddlers Found Safe

Jasmine and Mariana Pinales were found safe in North Austin Wednesday evening.
Image courtesy Hays County Sheriff's Department
Jasmine and Mariana Pinales were found safe in North Austin Wednesday evening.

The Amber Alert issued for Jasmine and Mariana Pinales has been canceled, after the children were found safe in North Austin.

The Hays County Sheriff's Office reports that the two were found with their older sister, 14-year-old Kendra Lee.  A warrant for her arrest was issued after all three children disappeared from their Kyle home sometime Friday evening. A pickup belonging to the girls' family was found in East Austin on Saturday, but with no sign of the girls.

Sheriff's deputies, along with Austin Police, the Texas Rangers and the U.S. Marshals service continue to investigate the incident.

Ian Crawford joined KUT as News Editor in 2008, after spending over four years as a reporter/anchor at KLBJ Radio in Austin. He began his broadcasting career while still in high school in Southern Oregon. During high school and college at the University of Oregon, he worked at times as a reporter, news anchor, sports play-by-play reporter, music host and commercial producer before moving to Texas in 2003.