Amber Alert issued for 15-year-old California girl believed to be with two suspects in murder case
TORRANCE, Calif. (FOX 11) - An Amber Alert was issued on Thursday morning in Los Angeles for a missing 15-year-old girl.
Alora Benitez, a 15-year-old female Hispanic teen, was last seen with her mother and an adult man who are murder suspects in an investigation.
Alora was last seen at 9 a.m. in the city of Torrance. The teen was last seen leaving with her mother and an adult male in a White, 2013 BMW, 4-door sedan. The Nevada license plate is “MARIMAR.” Their direction of travel is currently unknown, however, on Thursday afternoon, authorities extended the Amber Alert to include Nevada.
Alora is described as 5-feet 2-inches, 100 pounds, Hispanic with brown hair and brown eyes.
Alora's mother, Maricela Mercado, 40, and the man she is with, Roman Cerratos, 39, are murder suspects in an investigation of a man who was found dead in the front seat of a White Audi that was parked behind 400 Block of East Carson Plaza Drive in the city Carson on April 16, 2019, the Sheriff's Department says.
They are considered armed and dangerous. Alora's family is concerned for her safety. If seen, call 911 immediately and alert local police or Sheriff's officials.
Anyone with information on this investigation may call Detective Lawler or Detective Blagg with the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department at 323-890-5500.