Miami-Dade County

Runaway sisters from Homestead found safe

Esmeralda Martinez, 11
Esmeralda Martinez, 11

Miami-Dade police have found an 11-year-old girl and her 15-year-old sister who ran away from home mid-week, authorities said Saturday.

Esmeralda Martinez and her older sister Ruby were last seen at their home in the 38200 block of SW 194th Passage before running away around 11 a.m. Wednesday, police said.

Police put out an alert for Ruby, who has a tattoo on her left wrist, and Esmeralda, both of whom stood 5 feet 5 inches. On Saturday, the Miami-Dade Police Department tweeted that the girls were found safe.