ALBUQUERQUE — One of two teenage girls reported missing last weekend has been found safe, according to Albuquerque police.

They said 14-year-old Zuriah Castillo was located Tuesday, but the search continued for 16-year-old Jaylynn Miller.

The girls were reported missing Saturday and an Amber Alert was issued.

The alert was later changed to a missing endangered juvenile advisory after police interviewed a suspect who said he wasn’t involved in the girls’ disappearance and it was no longer believed the teens had been abducted.

Police didn't immediately disclose where Castillo was located.

According to investigators, the teens were in the Santo Domingo Pueblo area around 7 p.m. Saturday when they asked for a ride.

They were dropped off at an Albuquerque hotel.

Police initially believed that a man kidnapped them, but it’s now believed he was an acquaintance giving them a ride.

New Mexico State Police said the alert was issued at the request of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

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