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Statewide Amber Alert Issued For Girl, 16, From Monterey County

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Update 12:30 p.m. Authorities believe suspects in Amber Alert now traveling in a white Acura Integra.

Update 8:00 p.m. One suspect, namely Juan Salazar Sr., is in custody. No information about the time or location of the arrest.

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A statewide Amber Alert was issued Sunday morning for a 16-year-old old girl believed to have been taken by two men.

The missing teen, a Hispanic female, was identified by the California Highway Patrol as Eunice Serrato of San Ardo, Monterey County.

She was taken about 9:45 p.m. Saturday.

Authorities said in a statement issued by the Monterey County Sheriff’s office that the suspects – a father and son – are “persons of interest” in two deaths and are considered armed and dangerous.

They were identified as 39-year-old Juan Salazar Senior and 19-year-old Juan Manual Salazar and may be driving a 2000 blue Chevy Tahoe with California license plate 6 W 5 4 1 2 4.

Officials believe Serrato is the girlfriend of the younger Salazar and suspect that the men may be taking her to Mexico, authorities added.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts should call Detective Brett Speirs at (831) 755-3805 or the TIP line at (888) 833-4847.

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