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Updated 1:40 p.m. on February 16, 2020

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee Police Department confirms that the bodies of Amarah Banks and her two young daughters Camaria Banks and Zaniya Ivery have been found in Milwaukee.

Arzel Ivery, Zaniya's father, has been taken into custody.

The Milwaukee Police Department was notified by Memphis Police that they had contact with Ivery. Detectives with the Milwaukee Police Department were sent to Memphis to speak with him.

Ivery provided detectives information on the status of Amarah and her two young children.

That information led police to a garage near 47th and Burleigh where they found the bodies of all three victims.

The investigation remains ongoing.

Additional information is expected to be released Monday morning. 

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Updated 12:33 p.m. on February 16, 2020

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The AMBER Alert has been canceled for the missing Milwaukee girls.

No further details are being released at this time.

Stay with CBS 58 News for more information on this developing story.

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Updated 8:21 p.m. on February 15, 2020

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- “I feel like I’m in a dream world. You know, every time I wake up I think there’s going to be something different.”

But each day of the last week has been the same for Valeria Spinner-Banks.

Her daughter, and two grandchildren, are missing and a part of her believes something is terribly wrong.

“I think if she was going to go away on her own she would have notified the school, cause the kids weren’t in school," Spinner-Banks said.

Authorities are looking for Amarah Banks, 26, Camaria Banks, 4, and Zaniya Ivery, 5. The three were last seen around one a.m. near Sherman and Florist on February 8.

“Camaria’s cheeky, but so cute. Zaniya is very inquisitive," said Spinner-Banks of her grandchildren.

An AMBER Alert was issued Saturday, and their disappearance has sparked a nationwide push to find them.

Authorities say they were last believed to be with 25-year-old Arzel Ivery, who is also Zaniya’s father.

Court records show Ivery is charged with aggravated battery.

Spinner-Banks said she had talked to her daughter last Friday.

Family members consoled Amarah after the burial of her young son from health complications.

They took her home that night, and have not seen her since.

“I’m trying to be positive, have a positive frame of mind about this," Spinner-Banks said.

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- An AMBER Alert has now been issued for the two missing girls who disappeared along with their mother on February 8th.

According to police, the family is missing under suspicious circumstances.

They were last seen near Sherman and Green Tree Road.

Amarah Banks is described as a black female, 5'00, 130 lbs, brown eyes, black hair, unknown clothing.

Zaniya Ivery is described as a black female, 2'05, 50 lbs, brown eyes, long black hair. Last seen wearing a black coat, long sleeve shirt with picture of male sibling's face on it.

Camaria Banks is described as a black female, 2'05, 50 lbs, brown eyes, long braided black hair. Last seen wearing a blue coat with stars, a Lion King shirt, white pants.

Police have taken Arzel Ivery into custody and a vehicle has been recovered.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the mother and her children are asked to contact the Milwaukee Police Department, Sensitive Crimes Division at 935-7405.

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee police are asking for the public's help to find a missing mother and her two young daughters. 

Police say 26-year-old Amarah Banks, 5-year-old Zaniya Ivery, and 4-year-old Camaria Banks were last seen on Saturday, Feb. 8 around 1 a.m., in the area of North Sherman Boulevard and West Green Tree Road. 

Amarah Banks is described as a black female, 5'00, 130 lbs, brown eyes, black hair, unknown clothing.

Zaniya Ivery is described as a black female, 2'05, 50 lbs, brown eyes, long black hair. Last seen wearing a black coat, long sleeve shirt with picture of male sibling's face on it.

Camaria Banks is described as a black female, 2'05, 50 lbs, brown eyes, long braided black hair. Last seen wearing a blue coat with stars, a Lion King shirt, white pants.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Milwaukee Police Department, Sensitive Crimes Division at 935-7405.

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