UPDATE: Three Girls Found Safe; Amber Alert Canceled

O’Brien County, IA – Three children, who authorities say were abducted by their mother in Royal, Iowa, have been found safe.

According to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, the three girls, two eight-year-olds and a four-year-old, were located about a half hour away from Royal in Sanborn, Iowa Tuesday evening.  They were found without their mom, 25-year-old Danica Arzaga.  Arzaga is still at large and believed to be driving a 4-door maroon Cadillac with Iowa plate number 561XEY.  Anyone who knows where she is is asked to call the Clay County Sheriff’s Office.


The Iowa Department of Public Safety issued an Amber Alert for three children that officials said were abducted on Tuesday at 7:30 am from Royal, Iowa.

Officials said 25-year-old Danica Noel Arzaga took the three girls from 4035 180th Avenue in a 2003 maroon 4 Door Cadillac CTS. The vehicle has an Iowa license plate number of 561XEY.

The children are three white girls. Eight-year-old Lillian Johnson-Enos who is wearing khaki cargo shorts and multi-colored tennis shoes, eight-year-old Adia Johnson-Enos who is wearing a pink short sleeve shirt, blue jeans and multi-colored tennis shoes, and four-year-old Olivias Sophia Arzaga who was wearing a pink pajama sleeper and slippers.

The vehicle was possibly traveling in northwest Iowa or Minnesota.

To report information concerning the abduction of these children, call 911.