Amber Alert: Two Clinton City children abducted by non-custodial parents

ST. GEORGE — An Amber Alert was issued Thursday night for two young girls from Clinton City who were taken by their non-custodial parents who authorities say are under the influence of a controlled substance and have a history of mental illness.

Clinton City Police are looking for Christopher Montoya and Monica Martinez, non-custodial parents who allegedly abducted Cynthia and Marae Montoya, who were allegedly abducted by Christopher Montoya and Monica Martinez.  Marissa Villasenor with the Utah Department of Public Safety confirmed a statewide Amber Alert was being issued in the case.

The non-custodial parents showed up at the Clinton City residence just after 3 p.m., and took  3-year-old Marae Montoya and 11-month old Cynthia Montoya from the care of the babysitter while allegedly under the influence of a controlled substance, according to authorities.

Both children are in the custody of the state and were taken without permission.

According to the alert, the children are endangered as the parents are believed to be under the influence of a controlled substance, have mental health issues, have violent tendencies and be transient. They are unable to provide proper care for the children.

The suspects and missing children may be traveling in a white, 4-door Cadillac sedan with Utah license plate E718JT.

Marae Montoya, the 3-year-old, was last seen wearing cream-colored leggings and a pink, long-sleeved top with a picture on the front.

Cynthia Montoya, the 11-month old, was last seen wearing purple and white polka dot pajama pants with a white top.

Anyone with information about the children or the suspects should contact Clinton City Police Department’s Lt. Shawn Stoker at 801-451-4151.

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