Albany, NY (WIBX) - A Missing Child Alert has been issued for two sisters from the Albany area.

The alert comes from the State Division of Criminal Justice Services at the request of the Albany Police Department.

Officials say 15-year-old Ashley Duncan and her 12-year-old sister Heather Duncan disappeared at around 4:30 Wednesday morning.The girls are believed to be with their mother, Patricia Duncan, who does not have custody and may be taking them to Canada, according to the alert.