Found Safe CA - Alora Benitez, 15, Torrance, 17 April 2019 *Arrest*

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  1. HayLouise

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    LA County Sheriff's‏Verified account @LASDHQ
    #AmberAlert – Alora Benitez last Seen in a Wht, 2013 BMW 4-door sedan, Nevada Lic. Plate “MARIMAR” with mother and an adult Male. Both are murder suspects and are considered armed and dangerous. Visit the link for more info... https://bit.ly/2v8vHNL

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    #AmberAlert – Female Juvenile Alora Benitez, seen in a Wht, 2013 BMW 4-door sedan, #Nevada Lic. Plate “MARIMAR”

    Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Alora Benitez, a 15 year-old female Hispanic juvenile. Recent information discovered during the course of this investigation has revealed that Alora Benitez was last seen at 0900 hours in the city of Torrance.

    The juvenile was last seen leaving with her mother and an adult male in a White, 2013 BMW, 4-door sedan. The Nevada license plate is “MARIMAR.” Their direction of travel is currently unknown.

    Alora Benitez is described as 5’02”, 100 lbs, Hispanic with brown hair and brown eyes. Unknown clothing description.

    Alora Benitez’ mother and the adult male are murder suspects in an investigation of a male who was found dead in the front seat of a White Audi that was parked behind 400 Block of East Carson Plaza Drive in the city Carson on April 16, 2019. They are considered armed and dangerous.

    Her family is concerned for her safety.

    Los Angeles County Homicide Bureau is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Alora and safely returning her to her family. Please do not take independent action, call 9-1-1 and alert local police or sheriff’s officials.

    Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau, Detective Lawler or Detective Blagg at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website Http://lacrimestoppers.org/

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    SUSPECTS:

    Roman Cerratos
    Maricela Mercado
     
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    Bill Feather‏Verified account @BFeatherSD

    #BREAKING #AmberAlert issued by @LASDHQ: Alora Benitez, 15, last seen in a White 2013 BMW 4-door sedan, #Nevada Lic. Plate “MARIMAR” in #Torrance Wednesday at 9:00am with her mother and an unknown adult male. She is about 5’ 2”, 100 lbs and has brown hair and brown eyes. (1/2)

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    (2/2) Benitez was last seen wearing an unknown clothing description. Benitez’s mother and the adult male are murder suspects in an active investigation in the @cityofcarson_ca on April 16, 2019. Both suspects are considered armed and dangerous. #NBC7

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    Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Investigators are asking for your help identifying and locating the attached persons of interest. Both Cerratos and Mercado are wanted in connection with the murder and are considered armed and dangerous. They were last seen driving a white 2013 BMW 4 door Sedan with a Nevada license plate “MARIMAR”.

    Cerratos is described as a male Hispanic, 39 years old, 6’1”, 210 lbs, bald and brown eyes.

    Mercado
    is described as a female Hispanic, 40 years old, 5’3”, 130 lbs, brown hair and brown eyes.

    Alora Benitez, a 15 year-old female Hispanic juvenile was last seen on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at approximately 9 A.M. in the city of Torrance. She was leaving with both of the suspects in a White, 2013 BMW, 4-door Sedan. However, the plate might have been removed from the rear of the vehicle and replaced with an unknown paper plate.

    Any tips or leads you have could help investigators identify and locate them. Please call Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.

    If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS(8477), or by using your smart phone and downloading the “P3” Tips Mobile App on Google Play or the Apple App Store, or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org

    Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

    *(Alerted MOD to change date in title of thread to 17 April 2019)*

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    Emergency Alert Issued for 15-Year-Old Girl Believed to Be With Murder Suspects
    Alora Benitez was last seen at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Torrance leaving with her mother and a man in a white, 2013 4-door BMW sedan, with Nevada license plate "MARIMAR"

    An Amber Alert went in effect Wednesday at around midnight for a 15-year-old girl who was last seen with her mother and a man, who are both suspects in the killing of a man whose body was found in the front seat of a car in Carson.

    Benitez is Hispanic, 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 100 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. It was unknown what she was last seen wearing, the LASD said.

    Emergency Alert Issued for 15-Year-Old Girl Believed to Be With Murder Suspects
     
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    Amber Alert issued for 15-year-old girl who was last seen with suspects in homicide case

    TORRANCE, Calif. (FOX 11) - Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau are seeking the public’s help in locating Alora Benitez, a 15-year-old female Hispanic teen. She was last seen with her mother and an adult man who are homicide suspects in an investigation.

    Alora's mother and the man she is with are murder suspects in an investigation of a man who was found dead in the front seat of a White Audi that was parked behind 400 Block of East Carson Plaza Drive in the city Carson on April 16, 2019, the Sheriff's Department says.

    They are considered armed and dangerous. Alora's family is concerned for her safety. If seen, call 911 immediately and alert local police or Sheriff's officials.

    Amber Alert issued for 15-year-old girl who was last seen with suspects in homicide case
     
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    California Amber Alert: Alora Benitez last seen in Torrance

    Alora was last seen at 9 a.m. on Wednesday in Torrance, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. She is believed to be traveling with her mother and an adult male, both of whom are murder suspects.

    California Amber Alert: Alora Benitez last seen in Torrance
     
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    Lesley Marin‏ @lesleymarin

    HAVE YOU SEEN HER? @LASDHQ is looking for 15yo Alora Benitez. She is believed to be in danger. She was last seen in Torrence with her mother Maricela Mercado and Ramon Cerratos, both who are suspect of being involved in the murder of a man in Carson on Tuesday. @CBSLA

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    43 minutes ago:

    California murder probe prompts Amber Alert for 15-year-old girl

    Mercado, 40, and Cerratos, 39, are suspects in the homicide that occurred on Tuesday in Carson, California, according to the sheriff's department. The victim, whose name was not released, was found dead in the front seat of a white Audi near a business district in the Southern California town.

    The murder victim, whose name was not released, was found bleeding about 3:30 a.m. inside a car parked in a business district, according to the sheriff's department. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Sheriff's officials initially said the victim had been stabbed to death but later told reporters that the cause of death was pending an autopsy.

    California murder probe prompts Amber Alert for 15-year-old girl
     
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    Search On For 15-Year-Old Girl Whose Mother Is Wanted In A Carson Murder

    Mercado is the mother of Benitez, who is believed to be with the pair, the sheriff’s department said. She was last seen Wednesday at 9 a.m. in Torrance with both murder suspects driving in a white-colored 2013 four-door BMW with a Nevada license plate “MARIMAR.”

    The exact relationship of Cerratos to Mercado and Benitez was not confirmed.

    Search On For 15-Year-Old Girl Whose Mother Is Wanted In A Carson Murder
     
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    I wonder what made them say that blurb about switching out the MIRAMAR plate for a paper plate?
     
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    Ok I live in Torrance and DID NOT receive an amber alert. I read in one article that an amber alert was initially issued but then CHP canceled it because it was deemed she was not in imminent danger. What the heck? You'd think they'd keep it active in order to find the murder suspects she is with at least!! Also, Torrance is a large city. It would be nice to know what area of Torrance she was last seen.
    ETA: Torrance is only about 150 miles from the border with Mexico. Popular place to flee for murder suspects.
     
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    There was no new/different info in that link.
    Was she taken out of school by her mom that morning, or did she not attend at all?

    I wonder if LE caught a similar car on a plate reader camera but it had a paper plate?
    ETA: I don't know how plate readers work so maybe a similar car was seen on video surveillance somewhere and it had a paper plate?
     
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    Search Continues for Teen Girl Last Seen With Two Murder Suspects

    In this clip the reporter says an Amber Alert was issued but then "due to the nature of the crime, it was escalated to an Emergency Alert."
    I wonder what the truth is? Was it canceled or escalated? Doesn't seem to matter I guess. Well holy cow!!! I just received the alert as I'm typing!!!!!
    ETA: A day late, and a dollar short, IMO
     

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