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Police find two girls who were last seen with non-custodial mother

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UPDATE: Spokane police say they located 11-year-old Princess Angle, 14-year-old Precious Kortness. Their mother is now in jail. Crystal Kortness is facing a 1st Degree Custodial Interference charge.

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SPOKANE – Police are asking for help locating 11-year-old Princess Angle and 14-year-old Precious Kortness, who were last seen with their mother at a Spokane-area hospital.

Crystal Kortness , 28, does not have custody of the children; they live with another relative.

Just after 1 pm Tuesday, Spokane police were notified that Crystal Kortness had allegedly taken the girls to the hospital for treatment for a minor skin condition and left with them via public transit.

Since leaving the hospital, police say, she has not returned the girls to their home and has not made any attempt to contact the relative they live with.

Princess is described as white, approximately 5-foot-4, 180 pounds, with blond hair and blue eyes. Precious is white, 5 feet tall, 80 pounds and has blond hair and blue eyes.

Crystal is described as a white female who is 5-foot-6, 150 pounds, with blue eyes. Her current hair color is uncertain.

Police are concerned about the children’s welfare and currently have probable cause to arrest Crystal for first-degree custodial interference.

Anyone who sees Crystal, Princess, or Precious or knows their whereabouts is asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.