Texas man who took girls says he found mom dead

Texas man who took girls says he found mom dead

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DALLAS (AP) - The Latest on the capture of a man named as a person of interest in a Texas woman's death (all times local):
  
3:15 p.m.
  
An affidavit in the kidnapping charge against a Texas man wanted for questioning in the death of a woman and the abduction of her two daughters says he texted his mother to say he found the woman dead.
  
The FBI special agent affidavit unsealed Thursday says Terry Allen Miles texted his mother using one of the daughter's cellphones to say he had "came home to something bad" and he had left with the kids. His text blamed Bates' boyfriend.
  
Investigators say Miles was the roommate of Tonya Bates. Police in suburban Austin, Texas, did a welfare check on Bates Saturday at the request of her co-workers and found her dead of apparent blunt force trauma and her daughters missing.
  
Miles was arrested Wednesday night in southern Colorado.
  
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2:45 p.m.
  
A man identified as a person of interest in the death of a woman and abduction of her two daughters from suburban Austin, Texas, is facing charges of kidnapping after being arrested by Colorado authorities.
  
Terry Allen Miles was arrested in southern Colorado after a sheriff's deputy spotted his vehicle in a remote area near the Sangre de Cristo Mountains Wednesday evening. The girls, ages 14 and 7, were recovered safely and taken to a hospital to be checked for injuries.
  
Miles has been wanted for questioning in the death of Tonya Bates and the abduction of her daughters since police did a welfare check Saturday and found the woman dead from blunt force trauma and the girls missing.
  
Miles was scheduled to appear in court Thursday afternoon in Colorado.

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1/4/2018 3:27:43 PM (GMT -6:00
 

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