Amber Alert issued for 2 girls abducted by stabbing suspect

Amber Alert issued for 2 girls abducted by stabbing suspect

Credit: Courtesy of Brooklyn Jones

Doreen Starrish, 28, and her children Helen, 7, and Alice, 3.

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by KING 5 News

KTVB.COM

Posted on May 3, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 29 at 9:50 PM

SHORELINE, Wash. -- The King County Sheriff's Office has issued an Amber Alert for two young girls who were abducted by their mother after she allegedly stabbed their father in Shoreline.

The suspect, Doreen Starrish, 28, was seen leaving with the two girls, ages 3 and 7, in a 2000 silver Lincoln Navigator with Washington license plate ABK0976.

Deputies say Starrish and the stabbing victim are the two girls' biological parents. An officer at the scene said Starrish came to the victim's house in the 1500 block of NE 190th St. around 8:20 a.m. Thursday and the two argued. Starrish then stabbed the victim, grabbed the children and took off.

The two girls - 7-year-old Helen Smith (pictured) and 3-year-old Alice Smith - are described as Native American. Both have brown eyes and brown hair.

Helen is described as 4'4" tall and weighing around 65 lbs. No description of Alice was given.

Around 1:20 p.m., Seattle police officers spotted the vehicle near Lake City Way and NE 140th Street; however, neither the suspect nor the two children were inside. Police immediately towed the vehicle away and continue to search for the suspect and her daughters.

The registered owner of the Lincoln Navigator said he sold the vehicle to Starrish about a month ago and knows Starrish's mother.

Meanwhile, the girls' father, Aaron Smith, was transported to Harborview Medical Center and was listed in critical condition.

If you see the suspect or the children, you are asked to not approach them; instead call 911 immediately.


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