Two Dallas Sisters Found Safe After Overnight Search

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    Two Dallas sisters were found safe Wednesday morning after an overnight search, police say. (Published Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014)

    Two Dallas sisters were found safe Wednesday morning after an overnight search, police say.

    Dallas police reported 11-year-old Ali Abrego and her sister, 9-year-old Adriana Castillo, were found safe shortly before 9 a.m. Wednesday after disappearing the night before.

    Sisters Found Safe After Overnight Search

    [DFW] Sisters Found Safe After Overnight Search
    Two Dallas sisters were found safe Wednesday morning after an overnight search, police say. (Published Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014)

    "I'm just glad they found them," said the girls' grandmother Antonia Castillo. "Those are my little babies, my little girls."

    Before their disappearance, the girls were last seen near the Mariposa Villa Apartments in the 1500 block of Duncanville Road at about 4 p.m. Tuesday. 

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    Police said Adriana Castillo was upset and masterminded a plan to run away from home and got her older sister to join her.

    Police said the girls were last seen by a large wooded area across the street from the complex.

    "The girls spent the night in the woods they didn't get much sleep, they complained that the woodpeckers kept them up got maybe two hours of sleep but thankfully that's where we believe they stayed throughout the night," said Dallas police Lt. Max Geron.

    According to NBC 5's Brian Scott, who was on the scene when the girls were found, both girls looked scared but uninjured when they were reunited with family members Wednesday morning.

    The girls rode with family in police cars to Dallas Police Headquarters and did not require transportation by ambulance.

    Sgt. Warren Mitchell, with the Dallas Police Department, said the girls came home after school Tuesday, packed some snacks and supplies and then took off.

    Their mother called 911 at about 8 p.m. Tuesday when she arrived home and realized they were gone.

    Police and family were concerned because neither girl was wearing a jacket or dressed for the elements when last seen.

    Police say the pair took a cell phone with them which helped searchers locate them when they turned it on Wednesday morning.

    Dallas police said Child Protective Services will work with the family to resolve any issues that led to the girls running away.