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Police: Amber Alert issued in abduction of 2 girls by their noncustodial parents

CLINTON — An Amber Alert was issued about 8:40 p.m. Thursday after two young girls were allegedly taken from a home in Clinton by their noncustodial parents.

Police say Marae Montoya, 3, and Cynthia Montoya, 11 months, were taken from their home at 1881 N. 660 West around 3 p.m. by Christopher Montoya and Monica Martinez, the children's noncustodial parents.

"The children are in the custody of the state of Utah. The children are endangered as the parents are believed under the influence of a controlled substance, have mental issues, have violent tendencies, and are transient," Clinton police said in a statement. "They are unable to provide proper care for the children."

Martinez and Montoya also may be armed, according to the Amber Alert.

The couple is believed to be traveling in a white four-door Cadillac sedan with Utah license plate No. E718JT. The car is a 2007 model with a soft top and a silver cross in the back, police said.

Montoya, 35, is described as 5 feet 9 inches tall and 175 pounds, with brown eyes and a bald head with a joker tattoo on it. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a red shirt.

Martinez, 27, is 5 feet 5 inches tall and has brown hair and brown eyes. She was wearing blue jeans, a black tank top, a rosary necklace and glasses when she was last seen, police said.

Marae and Cynthia were allegedly taken from their home while under the care of a baby sitter. Martinez and Montoya did not have permission to take the girls, according to Clinton police.

Marae weighs about 35 pounds, is 2 feet 10 inches tall and has brown hair. She was last seen wearing cream-colored leggings and a pink long-sleeve top with a picture on the front.

Cynthia was last seen wearing purple and white polka-dot pajama pants and a white top. She weighs about 25 pounds and is 2 feet 2 inches tall, and has brown hair and blue eyes. Both girls are white.

Anyone with information about any of these individuals' whereabouts is asked to contact Clinton police at 801-451-4151.

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