KEY POINTS

  • Amarah Banks was last seen with her daughters near her northwest Milwaukee home around 1 a.m. Saturday
  • Her sister was the last family member to see her after dropping her at home following the funeral for Banks' 1-year-old son
  • Relatives reported the three missing after Banks failed to appear for work and her daughters were not seen at school

The Milwaukee Police Department asked for the public’s help Friday in locating a mother and her two daughters who have been missing nearly a week.

Amarah Banks, 26, and her daughters Zaniya Ivery, 5, and Camaria Banks, 5, were last reportedly seen around 1 a.m. on Saturday in Milwaukee's Midtown neighborhood on the city's northwest side. She was reportedly dropped off at her apartment by her sister after a funeral on Feb. 7 for Banks 1-year-old son, Arzel.

“One of her sisters dropped her off, and that's the last they saw of her, going into her apartment,” Banks’ mother, Valeria Skinner-Banks, told reporters.

Banks reportedly was planning to meet with her sister for brunch around noon, but did not show up. Her relatives reported the three missing Wednesday after Banks failed to appear at work and her daughters weren’t seen at school.

“By the time Wednesday came, her dad and I woke up, and I went, ‘Something's not right,’” Skinner-Banks said. “She's just the kind of person that's very consistent, and for her not to get in contact with us, and not to let us know that something is wrong.”

Investigator and relatives checked out Banks’ apartment, but said nothing was out of place.

Banks is described as a black, 5-feet-tall, weighing 130 pounds, and has brown eyes with black hair. It is not known what she was wearing when she disappeared.

Zaniya is decribed as black, standing 2-foot-5, weighing 50 pounds, and has brown eyes with black hair. She was last seen wearing black coat and long sleeve shirt with a male sibling’s picture printed on it.

Camaria is described as black, standing 2-foot-5, weighing 50 pounds, and has brown eyes with black braided hair. She was last seen wearing white pants, a “Lion King” shirt, and a blue jacket with stars printed on it.

Milwaukee police are asking for anyone with information that could aid their investigation to contact them or their local law enforcement offices.

Police Car In this photo, police cars sit on Main Street in Dallas, Texas, on July 7, 2016. Photo: Laura Buckman/AFP/Getty Images