UPDATE: McGregor police say Aysha Lynn Cross and Emilee Solomon are home safe with their families. An investigation is ongoing.
The McGregor Police Department is seeking help in locating two missing teens last seen in McGregor, Texas. McGregor is west of Waco, about 123 miles from Irving.
Police are looking for Emiliee Solomon, 14 years old, described as a white female, 5'1- foot tall, weighs 175 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes.
Police are also looking for Alysha Cross, 14 years old, described as a white female, 5'2-foot tall, weighs 105 pounds, and has black hair and hazel eyes.
"Law enforcement officials believe they may be in grave or immediate danger," the alert stated.
Police say they were both last seen on June 29, around 3 p.m. on 1410 W 7th St and 900 block of W 10th St Mcgregor, Texas.
On Saturday, McGregor police Lt. Ron McCurry said the disappearances of Emilee Solomon and Aysha Cross, both 14, did not meet Department of Public Safety criteria for Amber Alerts, but added the situation is troubling because most young people in these situations are returned home safely within eight to 12 hours.
An Amber Alert was issued when police were sent a screenshot from Alysha Cross’ Snapchat story with the message “help.”
We are following all leads and doing everything we can to find these young girls,” McCurry said.
Volunteers and friends of the girls were searching parks in McGregor and other locations Saturday in an effort to find the teens.
Sara Dunn, Emilee Solomon’s stepmother, said the girls became best friends “instantly” after getting together shortly before school ended for the summer. Emilee spent Wednesday night at Aysha’s house and called to ask if she could stay longer. Later, she called to say an uncle was picking her up, but that did not occur, Dunn said.
In the days following, Dunn and Aysha’s mother, Shannon Valles, have done everything they can think of to find the girls. However, their efforts also included trying to correct misinformation put out on social media and other outlets, Dunn said.
McCurry and the parents want the girls to know they are not in trouble with the law or at home.
“I want her to know that everything is OK,” Dunn said. “It doesn’t matter what she has done. I want to tell her to just come home. We love you no matter what. Our door is open. Come home.”
Dunn said her daughter was dropped off at Bewley Park in McGregor about midnight Thursday and possibly was picked up by someone. She said at this point, they don’t know if the girls are still together.
Police are asking anyone with information to call 9-1-1 or the Mcgregor Police department at 254-840-2855.