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Two girls missing from Centreville found safe, St. Joseph County Sheriff says

Police say the two girls have been found and are safe.
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The girls are believed to be with their mother, police say.

CENTREVILLE, Mich. — UPDATE 11:08 A.M.:

The St. Joseph County Sheriff's Department says that the two girls, Jerrica Hope Tucker, 11, and 6-year-old Alexandra Jay Prewitt have been found safe.

Police did not say whether or not they were found with their mother.

ORIGINAL STORY:

The St. Joseph County Sheriff Department is asking for the public's help in finding two young girls from Centreville. They are considered endangered.

Jerrica Hope Tucker, 11, and 6-year-old Alexandra Jay Prewitt went missing from their foster parents' yard around 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

Tucker is described as weighing 70 pounds at 4'6". She is mixed race of black and white with brown hair and brown eyes. Police says she was last seen wearing a gray shirt, black leggings and blue crocs.

Prewitt is described as weighing 45 pounds at 3'7". She is white with blonde hair and brown eyes. Police says she was last seen wearing a white shirt, pink shorts with stripes and pink crocs.

Police say they believe that the girls' biological mother, Samantha Hope Prewitt, is the suspect. She lost the rights to the girls and had recently threatened to take them as they played outside.

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The girls are believed to be with their mother, Samantha Hope Prewitt.

The vehicle that was used is a dark blue 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan with a Michigan plate, according to police.

If you have information, call 911 or the investigating law enforcement agency at 269-467-4195.

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