Amber alert for teen last seen with mom and wanted man

An Amber Alert was issued for a 15-year-old California girl who was last seen Wednesday with her mother and a man who are both accused of murder.

Alora Benitez was with mom Maricela Mercado and 39-year-old Roman Cerratos, who are both considered “armed and dangerous” after allegedly killing a man who was found dead in the city of Carson on Tuesday. The name of the murder victim has not been released.

The man was found dead in the front seat of a parked white Audi.

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Jonathan Nunez-Coronado, 5, Victor Nunez-Coronado, 8, and Dimas Coronado, 46.

(Photo: Phoenix Police Dept.)

This undated photo released by the Phoenix Police Department on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018 shows missing child Victor Nunez-Coronado, 8 years old, 4' tall, 60 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. An Amber Alert has been issued for Victor and his brother, Jonathan, and their father, Dimas Coronado, missing since the boys' mother and a male housemate were found fatally shot in the Phoenix home where police said the victims and boys lived. (Phoenix Police Department via AP)
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  • Missing From: Phoenix, AZ
  • Age Now: 5 years
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Height: 3'6"
  • Weight: 45 lbs
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This undated photo released by the Phoenix Police Department on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018 shows Dimas Coronado, 46, 5'06" tall, 190 pounds, with gray hair and brown eyes. An Amber Alert has been issued for two young brothers and their father, Coronado, missing since the boys' mother and a male housemate were found fatally shot in the Phoenix home where police said the victims and boys lived. (Phoenix Police Department via AP)
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Alora was seen leaving the city of Torrance with her 40-year-old mother and Cerratos at around 9 a.m. on Wednesday in a four-door BMW with the Nevada license plate “MARIMAR.” It is not known which direction they were traveling in.

The missing teen is 5-foot-2 with brown hair and brown eyes.

“Her family is concerned for her safety,” the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a press release.

The murder victim was found bleeding inside the car and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to ABC News. The cause of death was not known.

Anyone with information on Alora’s whereabouts should contact the sheriff’s office at (323) 890-5500.

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