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Updated: Police trying to locate girl, women believed to have her  

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Pictured left, Seneca Tavarez, 23, Victoria Grado, right.
Update: According to an update from police at 5:41 p.m., Seneca Tavarez voluntarily brought the girl to the police department. Authorities said 2-year-old Azariah Torrez is safe and in proper custody now.

Police are reaching out to the public as a means to locate a 2-year-old girl believed to be held by one or two women.

According to a press release from the Roswell Police Department’s public information officer, Todd Wildermuth, the one or two women are refusing to turn over the child to her legal guardian.

On Monday, a judge determined legal custody of the 2-year-old Azariah Torrez during a hearing. However, authorities say the girl has not been located in order to be placed with her new guardian.

“The girl is believed to be with Seneca Tavarez, 23, and possibly Victoria Grado, 37,” Wildermuth said. “Investigators believe those two women may be headed to Albuquerque with the girl. They may be in a 2017 black Chevrolet Malibu.”

Police said anyone with potential information regarding the whereabouts of Azariah Torrez, Seneca Tavarez or Victoria Grado is asked to call the RPD at 575-624-6770 or Chaves County Crime Stoppers at 888-594-8477.