Authorities in Alabama have issued an Ambert Alert at the the request of the state of Georgia.
A manhunt is on in northwest Georgia for three missing girls believed kidnapped by a man who killed four people -- including his ten-month-old daughter.
Authorities have issued a murder warrant for 31-year-old Jerry William Jones. He's the father of two of the missing girls and the oldest girl's former stepfather.
The bodies were found in two homes at Ranger in Gordon County. A relative of Jones' ex-wife says Jones killed her parents, Tom and Nola Blaylock, as well as Jones' infant daughter, Harley.
The relative says after the killing, Jones called his ex-wife, Melissa Peeler in Elliott, Oregon, where she was visiting her boyfriend. He says Jones told Peeler if she went to authorities he would -- quote -- start killing the kids one by one."
At the scene of the killings Thursday, the brother of Jones' ex-wife said Jones killed their parents Tom and Nola Blaylock, as well as Jones' infant daughter, Harley.
The missing children are ages three to ten.
Authorities said Jones was divorced from the girls' mother, who called the police to report the kidnappings.
Jones' parents died in the 1996 ValuJet crash in the Everglades.
Police said Jones and the children may be traveling in a 1991 red/maroon Ford Explorer with Georgia tag 730-Y-F-V.
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The AMBER Plan
The AMBER Plan is a voluntary partnership between law-enforcement agencies and broadcasters to activate an urgent bulletin in the most serious child-abduction cases.
Broadcasters use the Emergency Alert System (EAS), formerly called the Emergency Broadcast System, to air a description of the missing child and suspected abductor.
This is the same concept used during severe weather emergencies. The goal of the AMBER Alert is to instantly galvanize the entire community to assist in the search for and safe return of the child.
How Does the AMBER Plan Work?
AMBER Plans Nationwide
Source: http://www.missingkids.org/ (The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Web site)