DFPS searching for missing children last seen in Lubbock, possibly headed to Mexico

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LUBBOCK, Texas — The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services asked for the public’s help on Friday to locate two missing children who were last seen in Lubbock.

Lilyana Florentino, 9, and Celeste Rodriguez, 13, were believed to be with their mother, 34-year-old Christina Rodriguez. According to DFPS, the children were ordered into state custody by a judge in Potter County in August of 2019.

DFPS said there is reason to believe the mother may take them to Mexico. Anyone with information is urged to call Child Protective Services at (806)-204-1277.

DFPS previously believed the children were in the Amarillo area.

Read the release by DFPS below:

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) is asking for the public’s help to locate two children who were ordered into state custody by a judge in Potter County in August 2019.  The girls, Lilyana Florentino (9 years old) and Celeste Rodriguez (13 years old), are believed to be with their mother, Christina Rodriguez, DOB 02/05/1986. They were last seen in Lubbock and there is reason to believe their mother may take them to Mexico.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the girls and their mother please contact Child Protective Services (CPS) at 806-204-1277.

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