The pair of 14-year-old girls were last seen in McGregor, Texas. Authorities issued an Amber Alert and tracked the girls across four cities before they were rescued.

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Six days after they disappeared, a pair of 14-year-old girls were tracked down in four Texas cities and rescued, authorities said.

The On June 29, two girls went missing and were reported stolen from McGregor, Texas, just over 90 miles north of Austin. After initially failing to meet the criteria for an Amber Alert, authorities issued an alert on Monday, July 4, according to McClatchy News.

Early in the morning on Tuesday, July 5, the girls were found in Georgetown, TexasMcLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara said during the meeting press conference broadcast by the Waco Tribune-Herald and KXXV. Georgetown is about 65 miles south of where the girls were last seen.

The sheriff said the girls “were in a very dangerous situation with several different people. And so we have reason to believe that they were treated very badly.”

The Division of Criminal Investigation and the Human Trafficking Unit tracked the girls in four different cities over a total distance of about 167 miles, McNamara said. Officials said the teenagers were taken to at least five different homes, WFAA reported.

The girls were tracked from McGregor to Belmead, Belton, back to McGregor and finally to Georgetown, McNamara said.

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Authorities tracked the pair of girls to 5 homes in 4 cities before rescuing them. Screenshot from Google Maps

“We are very concerned about what may have happened to them,” McNamara said.

The man found with the girls in Georgetown was arrested on charges of harboring, McNamara said. The man was not related to the girls, authorities told KCENTV.

“We will press charges and arrests will be made,” McNamara said as the investigation continues.

Girls may have run away first but human trafficking may also be involvedreports WFAA.

The Amber Alert was issued after one of the girls asked for help on Snapchat, according to The Waco Tribune-Herald.

Aspen Pflughoeft covers the news in real time for McClatchy. She graduated from Minerva University where she studied communications, history and international politics. She previously reported for the Deseret News.

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