Two missing girls found safe following Amber Alert, mother detained

An Amber Alert for two missing girls in Greenville has been deactivated after they were both found safe Saturday, according to the California Highway Patrol. (April 1, 2017)

An Amber Alert for two missing girls in Greenville has been deactivated after they were both found safe Saturday, according to the California Highway Patrol. Authorities say the girls' mother is also in custody following the incident.

According to Plumas County Sheriff's Department, the two girls, Solai Pomtong, 14, and Laila Pomtong, 8, were abducted from their school's campus in Greenville around 3 p.m. Friday. Police identified the suspect as 33-year-old Alicia Lapp, the biological mother of the two girls.

Lapp’s vehicle was eventually located at a parking lot near Enloe Hospital in Chico Saturday. As the investigation continued, Lapp was believed to be at a residence in Chico. After a short negotiation with Lapp at the residence, she was arrested without incident. The two children were also inside the residence and were unharmed. They are now in the care of the Butte County CPS.

According to Plumas County Sheriff's Department, the two children’s biological grandfather has custodial rights to the children. Lapp has no custodial rights to the children and has not for 4-5 years, authorities say. 

Lapp will be transported back to Plumas County where she will be held at the Plumas County Correctional Facility on charges of child abduction. Lapp’s bail was set at $50,000.00. 

© 2017 KXTV-TV


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