ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An Amber Alert was issued for two teenage girls late Saturday after authorities say they were abducted by a man at a gas station in Santo Domingo Pueblo.
Zuriah Castillo, 14, and Jaylynn Miller, 16, were believed to have been kidnapped around 7 p.m. by 37-year-old Andres Pinto of Albuquerque, authorities said. They were believed to be in a maroon 1991 Cadillac Deville with New Mexico license plate 514WML.
State Police spokesman Dusty Francisco said the Amber Alert was issued at the request of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
According to KOB-TV, Pinto said he had been with one of the girl’s aunts and gave them a ride, but he hadn’t seen them since dropping them off in Albuquerque around 7 p.m. Saturday. Pinto told the station that he called police after seeing the alert, and police let him go after speaking with him.
“I’m right here. I have nothing to hide. Guilty people don’t talk to police,” Pinto told KOB. “Guilty people don’t call the police. Guilty people don’t do interviews.”
State Police said Sunday night that the Amber Alert remained in effect. They declined to say whether Pinto was still a suspect.
Castillo is described as a 5 feet, 5 inches tall, 130 pounds, with bleach blond and brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a white V-neck shirt and black jeans. Miller is as 5 feet tall, 112 pounds, with dyed red hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a white V-neck shirt with black jeans and Vans shoes.