UPDATE: Girls reported safe after Monroe County issues missing child alert

Law enforcement in Monroe County says the two girls who were being sought have been found and are safe.

Posted: Aug 29, 2018 1:40 PM
Updated: Aug 30, 2018 9:08 AM

Update 08/30/18

Billy Wayne Jones is okay as well.

Katlina Jones | Photo: Monroe County Sheriff's Dept.

Faith Jones | Photo: Monroe County Sheriff's Dept.

Billy Jones | Photo: Monroe County Sheriff's Dept.

Update 08/29/18 5:49 p.m.

Law enforcement in Monroe County says the two girls who were being sought have been found and are safe.  There is no word on their father, Billy Wayne Jones.

Update 08/29/18 3:35 p.m.

According to the Monroe County Sheriff's Department, the infant is sick and the father left the hospital with them. Sheriff Cecil Cantrell says the father may be mentally unwell and could be on medication. 

Cantrell says the father does have legal guardianship of the children, but officers are worried about their health and just want to find them all. Officers say the baby needs to be in the hospital.

The sheriff says the father has not done anything criminal at this time. 

See the original post below. 

MONROE COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - Monroe County officers are asking for help finding two “missing” girls.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department classifies this as an endangered/missing child situation.

The girls are identified as Katlina Miracle Jones, 1, and Faith Jalena-Lynn Jones, 12.

Officers say they were last seen leaving the Amory hospital’s emergency room on foot sometime near 3 p.m. on Tuesday.

They left with their father, Billy Wayne Jones, 37.

Katlina Jones has blonde hair, blue eyes, last seen wearing a red Minnie Mouse shirt with ruffles and black pants.

Faith Jones was last seen wearing a blue shirt and black pants with black sandals.

Billy Jones stands 5’5” in height and weighs 225 pounds. He was wearing a gray T-shirt and maroon shorts.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department at 662-369-2468

This is a developing story and this article will be updated as more information becomes available.

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