Amber Alert Issued For Missing West Virginia 7 Month Old Grace Hope Tenney & 16 Year Old Shaina Nicole Tenney … Believed Abducted by Stepfather Margel Tenney, Investigated for Sexual Abuse (Update: Amber Alert Canceled, Children Found Safe, Step Father Charged with 2 Counts of Sexual Abuse)


An Amber Alert has been issued by West Virginia State Police for 7 month old Grace Hope Tenney and 16 year old Shaina Nicole Tenney. The two girls are believed to be in extreme danger and abducted by a family member. Police believe that they are travelling in a  2003 tan Ford Taurus with West Virginia license plate 2LW179. The abductor is believed to be Margel Tenney, the stepfather of Shaina, who is being investigated for sexual abuse.


Police are looking for 16-year-old Shaina Nicole Tenney, who is described as  5 feet 2 inches tall, weighing 225 pounds. Shaina was last seen wearing a flowered sundress with a pink coat.

Seven-month-old Grace Hope Tenney is 2 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 19 pounds.

They are believed to be in extreme danger. 

They may be travelling in a  2003 tan Ford Taurus with West Virginia license plate 2LW179.  Authorities said the children were likely abducted by a family member by the name of Margel Tenney. 



 16 Year Old Shaina Nicole Tenney, 7 Month Old Grace Hope Tenney & Stepfather Margel Tenney

UPDATE I: Suspect may have driven to Ohio.

An Amber Alert was issued today out of Rock Cave, W.Va., for a missing 16-year-old and 7-month-old girls who may have been driven to Ohio in a tan 2003 Ford Taurus.

Police are asking for help to find the car, the girls and 57-year-old Margel Tenney, who is accused of sexually abusing the 16-year-old.

A car fitting the description was seen crossing the Ohio border on Interstate 77 about 9 p.m. Tuesday. The Ford’s West Virginia license plate is 2LW 179. (The initial Amber Alert described the car as red.)

UPDATE I: The Amber Alert has been canceled as the two children, Grace Hope Tenney and Shaina Nicole Tenney have been found safe. Margel Tenney has been arrested and charged with two counts of sexual abuse by a parent or guardian.

Margel Tenney was arrested and is being take to the Weston detachment of the West Virginia State Police, where he is being questioned.

He will then be held in the Central Regional Jail.

Margel Tenney, Shaina Tenney’s stepfather, has been charged with 2 counts of sexual abuse by a parent or guardian.

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