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UPDATE: Amber Alert Canceled, WV Teen and Baby Safe

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The Amber Alert issued on Tuesday night has been canceled. Grace Tenney and Shaina Tenney have been found and are safe, according to State Police.

State Police said Grace, Shaina, Shaina's brother and Margel Tenney were found Wednesday morning on Interstate 79 south at mile marker 104 in Lewis County.

Margel Tenney is now in custody and is being transported to the State Police Weston Detachment. You can read more about Tenney's arrest here.


The vehicle carrying an abducted teen and her baby has been spotted in Ohio, according to an Amber Alert issued there.

According to the alert, the 2003 tan four-door Ford Taurus was sighted entering the state by I-77 around 9 p.m. Tuesday night.

WVSP confirm that troopers were investigating sexual abuse by a parent or guardian allegations against Margel Tenney, 57, just before abducting his step-daughter and her baby.

According to an updated release, troopers interviewed Tenney at the Buckhannon detachment Tuesday. While they interviewed another family member, troopers said Tenney left the detachment and went to his home in Kanawha Head and abducted Shaina Tenney and her 7 month old baby, Grace.

Troopers believe Tenney then traveled to Webster County to pick up a James Tenney. No word on his relation to the subjects involved at this time.

Tenney changed vehicles at a gas station in Belington, where he told witnesses that he was headed for Texas with all three passengers.


Authorities are now looking for a 2003 tan four-door Ford Taurus with West Virginia license plate 2LW-179. State police confirmed abductor Margel Tenney switched vehicles and may be on their way to Texas.

Original Story:

West Virginia State Police have issued two Amber Alerts regarding the abduction of two girls from Rock Cave in Upshur County.

State police are looking for Shaina Nicole Tenney, 16, and Grace Hope Tenney, 7 months.

The two girls were last seen at a residence located in Rock Cave area and are believed to be in extreme danger.

Shaina is 5' 2" and 225 pounds with black hair and hazel eyes. She was last seen wearing black stretch pants, gray shirt with a black or gray hoodie and white tennis shoes.

Grace has black hair and blue eyes. She's 2' 4" tall and about 19 pounds. She was last seen wearing a flowered sundress with a pink coat.

Authorities advise the two were likely abducted by a family member by the name of Margel Tenney, 57, who is 5' 8" and 200 pounds with blue eyes and wearing a black sweatshirt and blue jeans with Redwing boots.

Police said the group was initially seen traveling in a red 1999 Dodge Dually extended cab truck on West Virginia Route 20 South, near the Upshur and Webster County line.  The police said Tenney switched cars at a Belington gas station.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Shaina Nicole Tenney or Grace Hope Tenney, please contact the West Virginia State Police Buckhannon detachment at 304-473-4200, or your local 911.

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