Missing children

9:28 pm Update: The woman and children have been located. The children are safe and are in the process of being reunited with their Mother. We want to thank the public and the media for their assistance.

Corpus Christi Police Department needs your help to locate the whereabouts of 3 missing children. A 2-year-old male, 2-year-old female and 4-year-old female were reported missing at approximately 6:05 pm. The children were last seen with a 19-year-old female at approximately 5:00 pm leaving the Walmart at Staples/Carmel Parkway on foot.

The attached picture is of the female and children with what they were last seen wearing.

If anyone has seen this female or the children, please call 911 immediately.

Neighbors in the area are asked to please check their doorbell or surveillance cameras for any sightings of the female and children.

The female is described as a 19-year-old, who stands 5’02”, weighs approximately 115 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing an orange halter shirt and blue jeans.

Edit: This is not a custodial issue. There is no familial relationship between the female and the children.

Edit: The female has been identified as 19-year-old Helen Alvarez. Images of her Identification Card and a more updated picture of her have been added to the post.

The female was last seen by a citizen on foot pushing the children in a shopping cart; traveling northbound on Staples, approaching Weber.