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Missing Tonganoxie Sisters Found Unharmed

The foster father of three Kansas sisters missing for nearly two months says they are welcome to return home.

Tonganoxie police announced this morning that Emily, Aimee, and Christin Utter had been found, and also that a 48-year-old man who had been named a "person of interest" in the case had been arrested.

The girls’ foster father, Terry Miller, says the girls have not been returned to his home but says he’s relieved they were found apparently unharmed.

“There is this peace in knowing that they’re safe and that they’re okay," Miller says. "I’m not sure what the future holds, but I’m trusting in God that He is going to see us through this.”

According to Kansas City Police, Rico Rangel, the man named as a "person of interest" and arrested, has now been released and will not face charges.

Kyle Palmer is a reporter and host of Morning Edition at KCUR.