Missing southwest side mother, 2 daughters found in Arizona - FOX 32 News Chicago

Missing southwest side mother, 2 daughters found in Arizona

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A mother and her two daughters missing from Chicago's southwest side have been found safe in Arizona. They should be back in Chicago within a couple of days.

Chicago Police confirm the family is safe in Arizona. Arizona police apparently called the family to let them know they'd had contact with the woman and her daughters. The three had been missing since May 1.

Chicago police were afraid the two sisters were in danger from their own mother.

Maria Miranda, her19-year-old daughter Victoria Ortega - who police say is mentally challenged - and her 1 year old daughter Marianna Gomez, hadn't been seen at their home for the last several days, according to an alert from Area Central Special Victims Unit detectives.

They live in the 2800 block of 38th Street, near California.

Chicago Police put out the alert that they were searching for 41 year old Maria Miranda, who threatened to kill herself and her 2 daughters, 19-year old Victoria Ortega and 1 year old Mariana Gomez. 

Maria Miranda's common-law husband is in police custody on un-related charges, and was cooperating. He told neighbors he had not seen his wife in days.

Arizona police apparently told family they did not take the three into custody because they appeared to be fine. The woman told them she planned to leave Arizona and return to Chicago on Wednesday.

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