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Amber Alert Canceled After Biological Mother Arrested for Abducting 2 Daughters

Solai Pomtong, 14, (left) and Laila Pomtong, 9 (right) (Credit: CHP)

GREENVILLE — The California Highway Patrol canceled the Amber Alert issued Friday night for two Asian girls abducted by their biological mother in Greenville.

The alert was lifted around 2:30 p.m. Saturday after the girls were located at a residence in North Chico, according to the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office.

Alicia Lapp, 33 (Credit: CHP)

Officials say suspect Alicia Lapp, 33, took her 8-year-old and 14-year-old daughters, Laila Pomtong and Solai Pomtong.

The girls were last seen at Indian Valley Elementary School where Lapp had gone to ask about them. At around 3:15 p.m., she picked the girls up from school and left in her 2016 black Toyota Prius.

The Prius was later found in a parking lot near Enloe Hospital.

Lapp has not had legal custody of the children for the past four to five years. Instead, the girls’ custodial parent has been their biological grandfather.

Lapp will be held at the Plumas County Correctional Facility on suspicion of child abduction with a $50,000 bail.

The Amber Alert was issued for Butte, Lassen, Plumas, Sierra, Tehama and Yuba Counties around 9:30 p.m.