FOUND SAFE: AMBER Alert discontinued for two missing Texas girls

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Posted at 6:51 AM, Jan 20, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-22 22:44:51-05

MCKINNEY, Texas — STORY UPDATE: 9-year-old Jessica Burns and her sister, 6-year-old Jennifer Burns of McKinney, have been located and are safe this evening, according to the McKinney Police Department.

McKinney police have confirmed that an arrest has been made tonight in the kidnapping of those two girls last Thursday which led to an Amber Alert being issued.

The AMBER Alert has since been canceled.

An Amber Alert is in effect for two little girls from McKinney.

Authorities believe they are in immediate danger.

Police are looking for 9-year old Jessica Burns. She's white, 4'10, and weighs 90 pounds. She has blonde hair and blue eyes.

The girl was last seen wearing dark-frame glasses, a red long-sleeve shirt with black sleeves, and blue jeans.

They are also looking for 6-year old Jennifer Burns. She's 4 feet tall and weighs 60 pounds. She also has blonde hair and blue eyes.

She was last seen wearing purple-framed glasses, a light-blue shirt with sparkle designs, and blue jeans.

Police now say their grandmother took the girls during a supervised visit with their father at a restaurant.

Jame Burns, 60, is 5'2, 230 pounds, and last seen wearing black clothes.

If you see them, call 9-1-1.


An AMBER Alert has been issued for two missing Texas girls.

Jessica Burns, 9, and Jennifer Burns, 6, of McKinney, were last seen in the vicinity of 320 North Central Expressway in McKinney just before 6 p.m. Thursday, the alert said.

Jame Burns, 60, was listed as the suspect on the alert.

The alert said the girls were "in grave or immediate danger."

Anyone with information has been urged to call McKinney police at (972) 547-2700.