UPDATE: Amber Alert canceled, three girls found safe

Amber Alert (State of Iowa)
Amber Alert (State of Iowa)

UPDATE: The three girls reported missing from the Amber Alert have been located and are safe, according to the Clay County Sheriff's Office.

The girls showed up at an address in Sanborn, Iowa, where they were abandoned, the sheriff's office said. The children were taken to an undisclosed location.

The girls' mother, Danica Arzaga, is still at large and police are seeking information as to her whereabouts. She is believed to still be driving the maroon 2003 Cadillac CTS sedan with Iowa license plate 561 XEY.


CLAY COUNTY — Iowa State law enforcement is seeking the public’s help in finding three girls abducted by a woman who they believe is heading to northwest Iowa or Minnesota.

An Amber Alert has been issued for the three Clay County girls, ages 8, 8, and 4. According to the alert, the girls’ names are Adia Johnson-Enos. Lillian Johnson-Enos. and Olivia Sophia Arzaga respectively.

Authorities are on the look out for a maroon 2003 Cadillac CTS sedan with Iowa license plate 561 XEY. According to the alert, they believe the abductor of the girls who is driving the vehicle is Danica Noel Arzaga. The city where the children were abducted from is listed as Royal, IA, and the destination authorities believe Danica Arzaga is headed is “nw iowa/Minnesota.”

Clay County Chief Deputy Zach Larsen said that Danica Arzaga is the mother of the three girls. He said the three were abducted around 7:30 a.m. this morning.


Larsen said in addition to the description of the vehicle above, the car is traveling with three normal tires and a “donut” spare tire.

“That should stick out pretty well,” he said.

Danica Noel Arzaga, 25, is described in the alert as being five foot, three inches in height, weighing 135 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes, according to the report, and has as a distinguishing mark a large eagle tattoo on her chest.

Olivia Sophia Arzaga is described by the alert as being three feet tall, weighing 40 pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a pink pajama sleeper and slippers.

Adia Johnson-Enos is described as being four feet tall, weighing 57 pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a pink short-sleeve shirt, bluejeans and multicolored tennis shoes. As a distinguishing mark, she has a birthmark on her abdomen.

Lillian Johnson-Enos is four feet tall, weighing 57 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes. Lillian was last seen wearing khaki cargo shorts and multicolored tennis shoes.

Authorities are encouraging anyone with info on this abduction to contact the Clay County Sheriff’s Office at (712) 240-3992.



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