UPDATE (WKOW) -- An AMBER alert issued for two Milwaukee children has been canceled. The bodies of two missing girls and their mother have been found dead, according to WISN. The AMBER alert was issued on Saturday for Cameria Banks, 4, and Zaniya Ivery, 5 who have been missing since last...
AMBER Alert issued for missing Milwaukee children, police also searching for mother
An AMBER alert has been issued for two missing Milwaukee children.
The AMBER alert was issued to help find Cameria Banks, 4, and Zaniya Ivery, 5, who were last seen together with their mother, Amarah J. Banks on Saturday, Feb. 8th.
According to the AMBER alert, police believe all three to be missing under suspicious circumstances.
Police say Banks and the children were last believed to be with Arzel J. Ivery, 26. Ivery is already in custody.
MILWAUKEE — Saturday, Feb. 15 marked one week since a Milwaukee mother and her two daughters were reported missing — and an Amber Alert has been issued. FOX6 reports that the Amber Alert noted Amar…
Amber Alert issued 1 week after Milwaukee mother, daughters reported missing
Saturday, Feb. 15 marked one week since a Milwaukee mother and her two daughters were reported missing — and an Amber Alert has been issued.
FOX6 reports that the Amber Alert noted Amarah “Jerica” Banks, Cameria Banks, and Zaniya Ivery are believed to be missing under suspicious circumstances. They were last believed to be in the company of Arzel Ivery, 25, who was taken into custody.
Cameria Banks is 4 years old, and Zaniya Ivery is 5.
The three were last seen Saturday, Feb. 8 at 1 a.m. near Sherman Boulevard and Florist Avenue.
“I’m worried,” said Valeria Spinner-Banks, who never thought her daughter, Amarah “Jerica” Banks and her grandchildren would be on a national poster. “This is going out to all of the hotels, and police departments, and hospitals.”
The trio has was added to the database for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
“This is horrible,” said Spinner-Banks. “I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy. Just horrible,” Spinner-Banks said.
Spinner-Banks has been full of anguish — having not heard from Jerica and her daughters.
“We feel like this is a bad dream,” Spinner-Banks said. “I’m praying and hoping that she is all right and the kids are all right.”
The last time Spinner-Banks saw the three of them was Friday, Feb. 7 — after a funeral for Jerica’s 1-year-old son, Arzel. The boy died from natural causes. Jerica was dropped off at home with the kids — and has not been heard from since.