UPDATE: Huxley Sisters Found Safe in Des Moines

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HUXLEY, Iowa — UPDATE: Huxley Police say the girls were found safe in Des Moines just before 10:00 a.m. Sunday. They were located at their mother’s residence.

ORIGINAL STORY: Law enforcement officials in Story and Polk counties are searching for three runaway children from Huxley.

Huxley Police Chief Mark Pote says the kids, three sisters between the ages of 15 and 11, left a note in their bedroom that they were running away and going to their grandpa’s home in Ankeny. Their father discovered the note Sunday morning and called police shortly before 9:00 a.m.

Police aren’t sure how long the girls have been gone and have called in volunteer firefighters to help search southern Story County and northern Polk County.

The police say they’ve had contact with the girls before because this isn’t the first time they’ve run away from home.

Pote says the girls are named Erica, Kimberly, and Michelle and one of them may be carrying a polka dot backpack.

If you see the girls or have any information on their whereabouts you’re asked to contact local law enforcement immediately.