Milwaukee Amber Alert: Missing mom, daughters found dead in garage in likely homicide, police say

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Police: Missing mom, daughters found dead in garage in likely homicide

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

The search for a missing Milwaukee woman and two girls came to an end Sunday when authorities discovered their bodies in a garage, police said.

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and WTMJ-TV, 26-year-old Amarah J. Banks and her two daughters, 5-year-old Zaniya R. Ivery and 4-year-old Camaria Banks, were found dead in the West Burleigh Street garage shortly after 11 a.m. local time, police said. Investigators consider the deaths a homicide, police said.

The news came after police in Memphis, Tennessee, arrested 25-year-old Arzel J. Ivery in connection with the disappearance of the mother and daughters, who had sparked an Amber Alert, the news outlets reported. He provided investigators with details that allowed them to find the bodies, according to WTMJ.

Ivery is currently being held in Tennessee and faces a felony aggravated battery charge in Milwaukee County, the news outlets reported. Authorities plan to release more details about the case Monday.

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