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Nationwide Amber Alert Continues

The search continues today for two missing children who disappeared from a home in Idaho where three bodies were discovered this week.  An amber alert has been issued for nine-year-old Dylan Groene and his eight-year-old sister, Shasta.

The children's mother, Brenda Groene, their 13-year-old brother and an adult man were found dead Monday night. Yesterday, authorities announced that they are looking for 33 year old Robert Roy Lutner, a family friend who they call a person of interest. He is believed to have been at the home the day before the murders. Investigators say they will not rest until dylan and shasta are found.  The lookout is for a two pick-up trucks.

Search teams using sniffer dogs and cadaver dogs fanned out across the area looking for any possible signs of the children, and a helicopter searched by air. The FBI was assisting in the search, while detectives from the state and spokane, washington, were assisting in the processing of the crime scene.

A sheriff  said the woman's ex-husband has been ruled out as a suspect, although he would not elaborate. He also said it is clear a triple homicide occurred: "it was not a murder suicide." he said investigators would be processing the crime scene for the next two or three days. 

 Dylan is described as a 4-foot-tall boy, 60 pounds, with short blonde, crewcut hair and blue eyes; and Shasta as 3-foot-10, 40 pounds, with long auburn-brown hair and hazel green eyes.

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