Amber Alert issued for LA teen last seen with two homicide suspects

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The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said an Amber Alert was issued Wednesday night as investigators sought to find a 15-year-old girl last seen with two suspects in a homicide in Carson.

The Sheriff’s Department was seeking the public’s assistance in finding Alora Benitez, 15, who was last seen in Torrance at 9 a.m. Alora is described as Hispanic, 5 feet 2 inches tall, weighing 100 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

“The juvenile was last seen leaving with her mother and an adult male in a white, 2013 BMW, 4-door sedan. The Nevada license plate is ‘MARIMAR.’ Their direction of travel is currently unknown,” an LASD alert said.

“Alora Benitez’ mother and the adult male are murder suspects in an investigation of a male who was found dead in the front seat of a white Audi that was parked behind 400 Block of East Carson Plaza Drive in the city Carson on April 16, 2019. They are considered armed and dangerous,” the alert said. “Her family is concerned for her safety.”

“Please do not take independent action, call 9-1-1 and alert local police or sheriff’s officials,” the alert said.

Detectives were sent to the 400 block of East Carson Plaza Drive about 6:50 a.m. Tuesday after a man was found dead in the Audi there, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

Information was not immediately available on the man’s identity, his cause of death or other circumstances.

The Los Angeles County Homicide Bureau said anyone with information about the incident can contact Detective Lawler or Detective Blagg at (323) 890-5500.

Those wishing to provide information anonymously can call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website Http://lacrimestoppers.org/

City News Service contributed to this story.

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