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Mother of missing Alberta girls spotted in Golden, RCMP say

An Amber Alert has been issued for Taya (left) and Telisha Meisel. - RCMP
An Amber Alert has been issued for Taya (left) and Telisha Meisel.
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By Jessica Schwitek and Alex Cooper

Trina Meisel, the mother who allegedly abducted her two girls, Talisha and Trina, in Vulcan, Alta., was spotted in Golden Wednesday and is believed to be headed to Vancouver Island, RCMP said.

Alberta RCMP said in a news release the two girls snuck out of school Monday morning to meet with their biological mother, who doesn't have legal custody of them.

An Amber Alert was issued in B.C. and Alberta on Wednesday morning and RCMP are saying they are concerned for the girls' safety.

Strangely, the news the girls were seen in Golden and may be heading to Vancouver Island doesn't seem to have reached the Revelstoke RCMP. Cpl. Thomas Blakney seemed surprised when told of the latest news about the girls whereabouts.

"All members got a copy of this to be aware, but there's nothing saying anything concrete," he told the Times Review. "There's nothing to suggest they're heading this way."

Talisha, 12, is described as 5'0" tall, 70 pounds with long hair and a medium build. Taya, 6, is 3'6" tall and wears glasses. She often wears pink clothing and was last seen with her hair in a ponytail.

Their mother Trina is described as 5-6 tall, weighing 123 pounds. She has blonde hair and blue eyes.

They are said to be driving a black 2007 Honda CR-V with the Alberta license plate ORNRSE.

According to CBC News, Meisel faces 24 charges of theft and a charge of setting a trap to cause bodily harm in issues unrelated to the abduction.

Trina does not have legal guardianship of the girls and a warrant has been issued for her arrest.

Anyone with information is asked to contact 911 or the Vulcan RCMP at 403-485-2267 immediately.

 

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