3 Young Girls Reported Missing from Albany Park Found, Father Says

Three girls reported missing from the Albany Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side were found safe Friday, according to the father of two of the children. 

Authorities had been asking for the public's help in finding the children, ages 5, 8 and 14, who were last seen Thursday in the 4700 block of North Spaulding Avenue, according to Chicago Police. 

Two sisters, 5-year-old Ashley Vinansaca and 8-year-old Leslie Vinansaca, were believed to be with their cousin, Asmin Martinez, 14, police said. They may have taken public transportation south to the Marquette Park neighborhood near the 6400 block of South Artesian to visit a friend.

The father of the two youngest children said the girls had no injuries. He said they were with him on the Fourth of July for festivities and went with their cousin to their grandma's house. It appeared the children wanted to go to a store with the cousin and didn't return on time, prompting the parents to file a report. 

Police confirmed the girls were found and being reunited with their parents. 

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