LA PLATA COUNTY, COLORADO (KRQE) – Police have issued an Amer Alert for two children they say were abducted by their 30-year-old mother. Kallisha Hughes, who lost her parental rights, took her daughters, 5-year-old Kiarah Hughes and 3-year-old Brooklyn Hughes, from their aunt, Taylor Lucero.
The car Hughes and the girls were last seen in was described as a 2003 Chevrolet Malibu with Colorado license 035PCQ. The car color is primer grey. It has red transfer paint somewhere on the car.
The children were being kept by their aunt until their father, Brandon Hughes who has legal custody, is released from jail after being arrested Friday for violation of a restraining order.
La Plata Sheriff’s Office Deputies, assisted by Durango Police Department, Southern Ute Police Department and other area agencies searched several locations in the area. Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) notified law enforcement authorities in New Mexico in case they headed in that direction. An Amber Alert was also issued Saturday afternoon.
The National Center For Missing & Endangered Children has assigned a caseworker.
Officials said Hughes was angry when taking the children, may be mentally unstable and may be under the influence of methamphetamine.
Hughes has an extensive criminal history, violent tendencies and a is a frequent methamphetamine abuser.
If you have any information, call the Colorado Bureau of Investigation at 303-239-4211 or visit www.cbi.state.co.us. You can also call the emergency dispatch center in La Plata County at 970-385-2900 and the operator will transfer you to the La Plata Sheriff’s Office Patrol Supervisor on duty.