NEW JERSEY - New Jersey State Police requested additional Amber Alerts from North Carolina, West Virginia and Virginia.
They are searching for a father, John Jordan, who has connections with the states, officials said in a release.
Tracy Jordan, 39, was found dead in an apartment at 222 Garibaldi Avenue in Lodi, New Jersey today. She had been stabbed at least one time in the chest, affiliate WABC reported.
"This has happened in the past. He was abusive towards her, and it came to this," said the victim's boyfriend, Ralph Dejulia.
Dejulia said he grew worried when Tracy Jordan didn't get her phone all day, WABC reported. Her son had been signed out of the Wilson School by their dad earlier Friday afternoon.
The children, 7-year-old Anthony Jordan and his brother, 8-year-old Nicholas Jordan are missing and police believe they have been taken by the John Jordan.
Nicholas Jordan was born on June 21, 2005, and is 3 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 60 pounds. Anthony Jordan was born on Sept. 3, 2006, and is 3 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 50 pounds. Both boys were last seen wearing their school uniform-- a maroon-colored collared shirt and khaki pants.
John Jordan is believed to be operating a 4-door, 2007 black Honda Civic with New Jersey registration VHH37S. He also may be driving the victim's car, a gray or silver 2012 Honda Accord with New Jersey registration Z56CDJ.
The suspect is 47 years old and has blue eyes.
Anyone having information regarding this abduction is urged to Immediately call 911, the Lodi Police Department at 973-473-7600 or the New Jersey State Police at 609-963-6951.
AMBER ALERT: Police search for father in connection with abduction
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