LA AMBER Alert canceled in Nevada; suspects near border

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5:40 PM UPDATE: The AMBER Alert has been canceled for Nevada.

Photo courtesy LA County Sheriff's Department

Authorities said the suspect's cell phone was used near the border with Mexico, the Nevada Highway Patrol reported.

UPDATE: The people believed to be with Alora have been identified as 40-year-old Marcela Mercado and her companion, 39-year-old Roman Cerratos. Police agencies in Nevada have been urged to be on the lookout, as the girl and both adults could be in the Silver State.

AMBER Alert info for Alora Benitez

ORIGINAL STORY: LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities are seeking the public's help to find a 15-year-old girl believed to be with her mother and a man who investigators say are suspects in a Southern California homicide investigation.

Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say Alora Benitez was last seen Wednesday morning with the two adults in Torrance in a white 2013 BMW sedan (Nevada license plate MARIMAR).

The Los Angeles Times reports Alora's mother and her male companion are suspected in the death of a man whose body was found inside a parked car in Carson.

Officials say the pair, who have not been identified by name, should be considered armed and dangerous.

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