Update: Two missing teens found in KCMO

Posted at 11:18 PM, May 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-10 13:22:54-04

UPDATE 5/10: 12 year-old Casia Star and 11-year-old Martiniece Whitley have been found safe.

According to their mother, the girls were found near 44th and Agnes around noon Wednesday. 

ORIGINAL: Officials are asking for help looking for two missing children from Kansas City, Missouri.

According to a release from KCMO police, 12-year-old Casia U. Star and 11-year-old Martiniece C. Whitley have been missing since 4:20 p.m. Tuesday. Police believe the girls ran away from home.

Casia was last seen wearing shorts, a t-shirt and carrying a backpack.

Martiniece was last seen wearing a pink jacket with the word "love" in white lettering and also carrying a backpack. 

Anyone with any information is asked to call police or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.