APD locates endangered missing family

New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE)- The Albuquerque Police Department announced Sunday they have located a missing family in the Phoenix area.

Police say Melody Vieux, her two daughters 5-year-old Harveena Tilden and 1-year-old Agnes Tilden, and her boyfriend Stephen Tilden left Albuquerque on the evening of Sunday, August 25, 2019, headed to Arizona.

The family was last seen when they were stopped by Laguna Police on August 26 around 5:21 p.m. near the Dancing Eagle Travel Center on I-40 and Casa Blanca Road.

On August 27, police say Melody sent family members a text message that the family was on a back road in Gallup and that Stephen was striking her. According to police, Melody said that she and her daughters were trying to walk away but that Stephen was pushing her.

The family has since been located.

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