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UPDATE (WKOW) -- Milwaukee Police say Amarah J. Banks and her two children were found dead in a garage in Milwaukee on Sunday.

The three were last believed to be in the company of Arzel J. Ivery, 25, of Milwaukee.

Ivery was arrested on Saturday afternoon in Memphis, Tennessee.

Police say Milwaukee detectives interviewed him there Sunday.

"He provided them with the status of Ms. Banks and her two daughters and that lead us to the garage on the 4700 Block of West Burleigh," Alfonso Morales, Milwaukee Police Chief said. "With great sadness I'm here to tell you we discovered the bodies of Amarah Banks and her two daughters."

He would not say how the three were killed.

Court records show Ivery lives on that block but police wouldn't confirm if it was his garage.

Milwaukee police say homicide charges are expected for ivery and he's scheduled to be in court Monday morning.

Autopsies on the three are also scheduled for Monday


UPDATE (WKOW) -- An AMBER alert issued for two Milwaukee children has been canceled.


UPDATE (WKOW) -- An AMBER alert has been issued for two missing Milwaukee children.

The AMBER alert was issued to help find Cameria Banks, 4, and Zaniya Ivery, 5, who were last seen together with their mother, Amarah J. Banks on Saturday, Feb. 8th.

According to the AMBER alert, police believe all three to be missing under suspicious circumstances.

Police say Banks and the children were last believed to be with Arzel J. Ivery. Ivery is already in custody.

Police are asking for anyone with information to contact the Milwaukee Police Department.


MILWAUKEE — Police are asking for help finding a missing woman and her two daughters.

Amarah "Jerica" Banks, 26, Zaniya Ivery, 5, and Camaria Banks, 4, have not been seen since about 2:30 a.m. last Saturday.

Jerica was described as being 5 feet tall and weighing about 130 pounds.

She has brown eyes and black hair.

Zaniya was described as being 2 feet 5 inches tall and weighing about 50 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.

She was last seen wearing a black coat and a long-sleeve shirt with a picture of a male sibling's face on it.

Camaria was described as being 2 feet 5 inches tall and weighing about 50 pounds with brown eyes and long braided black hair.

She was last seen wearing a blue coat with stars on it, a Lion King shirt and white pants.

WISN TV in Milwaukee is reporting that the three were last seen in the area of North Sherman Boulevard and West Green Tree Road by Jerica's sisters.

They had spent Friday consoling Jerica, who buried her baby son that day. He died from health complications, according to WISN.


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