Police seek info on child abduction after Wednesday homicide in Chicago suburb

An Amber Alert was issued Wednesday night for two Markham girls believed to be with their father. | Illinois State Police

Authorities say Lynn Roby, 3, and Jordyn Washington, 2, were taken by their father, 40-year-old Lynn Washington, on Wednesday. Marhkam Police Chief Mack Sanders said the children appeared to be safe and healthy.

Sanders said the children were found Thursday at their grandmother's house in Harvey, reports CBS Chicago.

Police said the children were with a family friend at the time of the shooting. They are believed to be with their father, 40-year-old Lynn Washington.

Police have issued an Amber Alert for two young girls in IL after their mother was fatally shot, the Chicago Tribune reports.

'He is considered armed and unsafe based on his criminal history and our investigation, ' Markham police chief Mack Sanders said.

He has tattoos on his neck, left arm, right arm and chest. Court records indicate that a judge put a protection order in place against Washington, banning him from any contact with the children.

"The children's mother is deceased now for one".

Authorities say 27-year-old Lakisha Robie died early Wednesday after the shooting in Markham. "For three, he went and got those kids when he wasn't supposed to have them period".

Illinois State Police said they could be headed anywhere in the state, KMOV reported.

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