BREAKING NEWS: Two sisters, aged 5 and 8, are found ALIVE 1.4 miles away from their heavily-wooded California home two days after they went missing leaving behind a trail of granola bar wrappers
- Sisters Leia Carrico, eight, and Caroline Carrico, five, have been found safely
- Authorities said sisters vanished after walking off into a wooded area near home
- Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office said girls were found after 44 hours in woods
California police have confirmed that two young sisters who were missing for two days have been found.
Eight-year-old Leia Carrico and her five-year-old sister Caroline Carrico were last seen outside their home in Benbow, north west of Sacramento, on Friday at 2.30pm.
Authorities said the sisters vanished after walking off into a wooded area near their home.
On Sunday afternoon, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office announced that the girls had been found safely around 10.30am after they spent more than 48 hours in the woods.
Humboldt County Sheriff William Honsal said during a press conference that the girls were found 1.4 miles away from their home.
California police have confirmed that two young sisters, eight-year-old Leia Carrico (left) and her five-year-old sister Caroline Carrico (right), who were missing for two days have been found
Authorities said the sisters (pictured) vanished after walking off into a wooded area near their home
‘I am pleased to report that we are all witnessing a miracle today,’ Honsal said.
Before they disappeared, the girls had asked their mother, Misty Carrico, if they could go for a walk.
She said ‘no’ but noticed soon after that the girls were gone. Authorities said the girls were believed to have walked off into the wooded area.
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office said they were notified of their disappearance around 6pm after the mother and neighbors tried to search for the girls themselves.
Authorities were unable to find the girls during their search on Friday night and continued first thing Saturday morning.
Boot prints and granola bars were found in the search area on Saturday, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Lt Mike Fridley said on Friday.
The mother of the two girls told authorities she had only just purchased that same brand of granola bars.
The area where search teams were scouring is steep, heavily-wooded terrain.
On Sunday, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office announced that the girls (pictured) had been found safely after spending about 44 hours in the woods
Authorities were unable to find the girls during their search on Friday night and continued first thing Saturday morning