Amber Alert cancelled for 3 girls

May 24, 2009 8:49:06 AM PDT
Authorities have cancelled an Amber Alert for three little girls who were believed to be with their own mother and in danger. Karla Saavedra, 6, Diana Saavedra, 8, and Dalia Saavedra, age 4 months, from Pasadena, Texas were all missing since Friday. They have now been found safe with their mother in a shelter.

The children were with their mother Reyna Reyes, 39. The Amber Alert was issued because they had been considered endangered. On Wednesday, May 20, their father, Ines Saavedra, passed away from cancer. While at the hospital with multiple family members, Reyna said to Ines, "Me and my girls are going to follow you," and she told her mother-in-law, "I swear to God, if he goes first, I'm taking the girls and going to be with him."

After being asked, Reyna stated she was going to kill the three children and herself in order to be reunited with Ines.

Funeral services were to be held in Brownsville, TX on Saturday, with the viewing held on Friday, May 22. Ms. Reyes and the children were supposed to ride with family members to Brownsville on Friday but family members had been unable to contact them.

It's unknown how the family came to be at the shelter.

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