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Amarah Banks

‘Something’s not right’: Mom and 2 daughters mysteriously vanish after infant son’s funeral

‘She’s just the kind of person that’s very consistent’

*This is a developing story and will be updated as information becomes available.*

Wisconsin authorities are searching for a mother and her two children after they mysteriously vanished early Saturday morning in Milwaukee.

According to the Milwaukee Police Department, 26-year-old Amarah Bank was last on Saturday at around 1 a.m. at her apartment off of the 5900 block of Sherman Boulevard. Her daughters, Zaniya Ivery, 5, and Camaria Banks, 4, were with her.

Amarah attended a funeral earlier that day for her 1-year-old son, Arzel. She was supposed to meet her sister the following day for lunch but never showed up. On Monday, Zaniya didn’t show up for school and Amarah wasn’t at work. Their family has not seen or heard from them since.

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Amarah is described as a black female who stands 5- feet tall and weighs around 130 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes.

Zanity is described as a black female who stands 2-feet-5-inches tall and weighs around 50 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes and was last seen in a black coat and a long sleeve shirt with a picture of a male family member’s face on it.

Camaria is described as a black female who also stands 2-feet-5-inches tall and weighs around 50 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes and was last seen in white pants, a blue coat with stars, and a Lion King shirt

Amara’s mother, Valeria Skinner-Banks, told FOX6 that a family member dropped her daughter off at her Sherman Boulevard apartment and watched as she walked inside.

“One of her sisters dropped her off, and that’s the last they saw of her, going into her apartment,” Skinner-Banks said. “By the time Wednesday came, her dad and I woke up, and I went, ‘Something’s not right.'”

Skinner-Banks added that nothing seemed unusual inside Amara’s apartment.

“She’s just the kind of person that’s very consistent,” Skinner-Banks said. “For her not to get in contact with us, and not to let us know that something is wrong.”

Anyone with any information should contact the Milwaukee Police Department, Sensitive Crimes Division at 414-935-7405.

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[Feature Photo: Amarah Banks & her children/Handout]