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AMBER Alert cancelled for missing Arizona girls

Posted at 10:59 PM, Nov 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-26 00:16:22-05

WINDOW ROCK, AZ — The Navajo Nation AMBER Alert for missing children Jayda John and Jaylee Spencer has been cancelled.

Police say John, age 7, and Spencer, age 14, were last seen on the morning of November 22, 2020, when they spent the night at their uncle's home in Fort Defiance, Arizona.

According to a police report, the uncle said he left his house to haul wood and when he returned, his vehicle was missing and his girlfriend, Kristy Marie Pinal, her 3-month old child, and his two nieces were not home. Police say Pinal made contact with the girl's mother indicating she would be returning that night but never did.

The Navajo Department of Investigations confirmed Wednesday night the children were located in the community of Wide Ruins, Arizona and are safe.

Authorities say Pinal is in police custody.

A possible motive is unclear at this time.

If you have seen Jayda and Jaylee, or know the location of Kristy Marie Pinal, call the Navajo Police Department at 928-871-6111 or 928-871-6112.