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ISP troopers locate 3 kids missing from Montana

Posted: 12:15 PM, Nov 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-14 21:22:19-05

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — UPDATE (7:00pm): Idaho State Police say it was troopers in the state of Idaho who found the missing children and their parents after an AMBER Alert earlier on Thursday.

ISP officials issued a release on Thursday night saying troopers stopped to assist a motorist near Salmon in Lemhi County. The vehicle matched the description of the AMBER alert and the occupants seemed to match the details of those who were being sought.

UPDATE: The Amber Alert has been canceled, everyone involved has been located. The Cascade County Sheriff's Office says the children are safe and secure and the parents are in custody.

ORIGINAL STORY:

The Montana Department of Justice has issued an Amber Alert for three siblings from Great Falls who were believed to have been taken overnight by their noncustodial parents.

The Amber Alert pinged in Idaho just after 2:30 Thursday.

The agency said Thursday that two girls, ages 3 and 5, and a 1-year-old boy are believed to be in life-threatening danger because their parents have a history of drug use and violence.

The parents are identified as 28-year-old Tony Demontigny and 30-year-old Ellaura Wright. Idaho State Police describe Demontigny as a 28-year-old white man with blonde hair and brown eyes. He is 5' 7", weighs 230 pounds and has a demon tattoo on his upper left bicep. ISP describes Wright as a 30-year-old white female with brown hair and brown eyes. She is about 5'3" and weighs 120 pounds.

The children — Raelynn, Lianna and Tony — were discovered missing at 6:45 a.m. Thursday.

Officers are looking for a 2001 white Chevrolet Malibu or a 2003 blue Chevrolet Tahoe, both with Montana license plates. Police say their phone was last pinged in the Salmon, Idaho area and the vehicles are believed to be traveling as a caravan. The initial alert did not indicate a possible direction of travel.

If you have any information about the children, you're urged to call 911 immediately.

These are the descriptions of the children:

VICTIM: Raelynn Demontigny
Age: 5 years old
Sex: Female
Race: White
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue
Height: 3 feet 5 inches
Weight: 39 pounds

VICTIM: Lianna Demontigny
Age: 3 years old
Sex: Female
Race: White
Hair: Blonde
Eyes: Brown
Height: 3 feet
Weight: 32 pounds

VICTIM: Tony Demontigny
Age: 1 years old
Sex: Male
Race: White
Hair: Blond
Eyes: Brown
Height: 2 feet 5 inches
Weight: 29 pounds