Witnesses contacted Waco police late Monday afternoon after seeing two women place three children in the trunk of a vehicle at Miss Nellie's Pretty Place in Cameron Park in Waco.

KWTX reports the children were found late in the day Monday in the Bell County area thanks to assistance from Bell County Sheriff's deputies.

Police sent out a description of a blue four-door Toyota Prius driven by a blonde woman said to be in her late 30's. Witnesses told police there was a second blonde woman also in the vehicle in the passenger seat. One of the women was seen placing two of the children in the trunk of the Prius and instructed the children to stay quiet.

Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton released a brief statement after the children were found saying, “At this very early point of the investigation, it is unknown exactly what the situation is. However, due to an abundance of caution and concern for children being possibly placed in the trunk of an operating motor vehicle, we are immediately asking for our public's assistance in locating the above-described vehicle."