LONG BEACH (CBS))  — Officials in Long Beach are trying to locate missing sisters aged 9 and 13.

Deony Cherie Goodwin, 9, and 13-year-old Sharron Cherie Bess were last seen Wednesday leaving a motel in the 800 block of East Pacific Coast Highway, said Nancy Pratt of the Long Beach Police Department.

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“They were with their mom at a motel and the mom turned them over to a female offering to help with caring for them,” Pratt said. “So, the mom turned the girls over to this female and they have since turned up missing.”

The woman is black, 20 to 30 years old, 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 190 pounds, Pratt said. She was last seen wearing a black spandex top and black pants.

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Deony Cherie Goodwin, 9, is missing. (credit: Long Beach Police Department)

Deony is black and was wearing blue and green pajamas.

Sharron was wearing black gym shorts.

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