AMBER ALERT Issued for 14 Year Old Elizabeth Rex Missing Since 4/14/14 in Magnolia, TX … Believed Kidnapped by 51 Year Old Randy Johnson (Update: Elizabeth Found Safe, Johnson Arrested)
An AMBER ALERT has been issued for 14 year old Elizabeth Rex, who has been missing since Monday, April 14, 2014 in Magnolia, Texas. Police believe that she was kidnapped by 51 year old Randy Johnson, who used to live with the family. Elizabeth’s parents, Patrick Rex and Jennifer Black, have told police that they took Randy Johnson into their home because he needed a place to stay; however, they told him to leave because he was having and an inappropriate influence on their daughter. They suspected he may have been having physical relationship with her. Elizabeth Rex is 14, because of a number of mental and physical disabilities, she has the maturity level of a 5 or 6 year old. Police believe that Johnson may be headed to the Mexican border.
Elizabeth Rex was last seen wearing black pants, a gray tank top, red jacket and gray tennis shoes.
Police believe a family friend has kidnapped the girl, and the pair may have already left the state, possibly headed for Mexico.
Elizabeth Rex went outside to get the mail Monday, and never returned home.
Her parents believe 51-year-old Randy Johnson, who used to live with the family took the girl.
Patrick Rex, and Jennifer Black, Elizabeth’s mother, say 51 year old Randy Johnson was a friend of a friend who needed a place to stay. They opened their home to him, but forced him out because he was having and an inappropriate influence on their daughter. They suspected he may have been having physical relationship with her.
Elizabeth is 14, but her parents say, because of a number of mental and physical disabilities, she has the maturity level of a 5 or 6 year old.
UPDATE I: A man suspected of running away with a 14-year-old girl with Down syndrome has taunted her parents over the phone saying they’ll never see her again, they have said.
‘He calls us and says, “Y’all will never see Lizzy again” and things like that,’ said her dad Patrick Rex. ‘”Where we’re going you can’t get there”. Not even ten minutes later he calls back and goes, “La-la-la-la”.’
The parents added that Johnson claimed he was going to be passing through a checkpoint, but pointed out that the family had no IDs to be able to do the same.
If anyone can assist on providing information, you are asked to contact Detective T. Gannucci with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at 936-760-5876 or the department’s communication center at 936-760-5800.
Elizabeth Rex, of Magnolia, was located in the Texas town of Harlingen, near the Mexico border, with Randy Johnson, a 51-year-old man who previously worked with the girl’s father and briefly lived with the family until he became too close to the young girl, who has been diagnosed with autism and pervasive developmental disorder.
“She appears unharmed,” Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Brady Fitzgerald told FoxNews.com. “She’s been transferred to a local hospital for evaluation.”
Johnson remains in custody on kidnapping charges, according to Fitzgerald, who added that the suspect called the girl’s parents and taunted them after the brazen abduction.
13 Year Old Iana Darlington Missing Since 4/8/14 in Ridgefield, NJ (Update: Found Safe on Brooklyn Subway Train)
13 year old Iana Darlington has been missing since Tuesday, April 8, 2014 in Ridgefield, New Jersey. According to reports, Iana Darlington’s mother went to work early on Tuesday morning, but spoke to her daughter on the phone around 7 a.m. However, at 10 a.m., the missing Bergen County teen’s mother got a call from the school that her daughter never showed up. Iana Darlington is a cheerleader and attends the Slocum-Skewes School.
Iana Darlington (Credit: Ridgefield Police)
The family has been handing out fliers all over town and in New York City.
Police in Ridgefield, N.J., do not think Iana was kidnapped. But Iana’s father said his daughter is not the type to run away.
Iana is 5 feet 3 inches tall and might be wearing a dark blue hoodie and tight, ripped jeans with black sneakers.
“Daddy’s here. I love you. I miss you,” Ian Darlington said. “We all miss you.”
It’s the last time anyone has seen Iana, described as Hispanic, 5’2″ and 110 lbs. with brown eyes and black hair. She was wearing a navy blue cheerleading sweatshirt with blue jeans, and black sneakers with blue bottoms, according to police.
Ridgefield police do not suspect foul play is involved. There were no signs of forced entry at the home, and it appeared that Iana took a change of clothes as well as an iPod, Quiles said.
“It seems like she stepped out of the house on her own accord,” Quiles said. “The problem lies between her stepping outside the house and the commute to school, which is only four or five blocks. That’s where things start getting blurry.”
Anyone with information was asked to call Ridgefield police, at (201) 943-5410.
16 Year Old Christopher Smithburg Missing Since 3/27/14 in Williamson County, Nolensville, TN (Update: Teen Found, Mother Charged With one Count of Aggravated Child Abuse & Aggravated Child Neglect or Endangerment)
16 year old Christopher Smithburg has been missing since March 27, 2014 in Williamson County, Tennessee. Smithburg was last seen around noon Thursday at his home on Rocky Fork Road in the Nolensville, TN (MAP). According to police, Christopher Smithburg is home-schooled at his residence on Rock Fork Road. The search for the missing teen is being concentrated in the area of Rocky Fork road and Rocky Springs road. This area is near the Williamson country, Smyrna line.
The missing teen’s family told authorities Christopher was doing chores when he went missing. The Sheriff’s Department was notified around 3 p.m. that Christopher Smithburg was missing.
Christopher Smithburg, 16, was last seen around noon Thursday at his home on Rocky Fork Road in the Nolensville area.
Christopher is 5’4″ and 110 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a tan Carhart jacket, jeans and boots.
The search will resume Friday morning for a 16-year-old boy that was reported missing in Williamson County.
Officials with the Emergency Management said they suspended the search at midnight for Christopher Smithburg, but will begin searching for him again once it’s light outside.
UPDATE II: Search for Nolensville teen Continues.
On Friday, officials conducted a second day of ground searches for the teenager in the area immediately surrounding his family’s farm, said sheriff’s office spokeswoman Sharon Puckett. Authorities from Williamson, Rutherford and Maury counties helped with the search along with the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency.
“We’re using people trained in the specific type of search because it’s a limited area,” Puckett said.
During the course of the investigation, agents became aware of an incident in the family’s home, just before Christopher’s disappearance, that led agents to arrest and charge Smithburg, 52, with one count of aggravated child abuse and aggravated child neglect or endangerment.
The search for the missing teenager ended Tuesday. Smithburg was located around 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday night in the Smyrna area. Reports from the emergency responders that found him indicate he was located unharmed. He was listed as a “runaway” at the time.
If anyone has any information regarding Christopher Smithburg, please contact the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office at 615-790-5550.
18 Year Old Bahia Bisharat Missing Since 3/19/14 at St. Charles Community College in Dardenne Prairie, MO (Update: Found Safe)
18 year old Bahia Bisharat has been missing since Wednesday, March 19, 2014 in St. Charles County, Missouri. Bahia Bisharat was last St. Charles Community College satellite campus in Dardenne Prairie where she is a nursing student. Bahia is described as 5’10”, 140 lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes. The college student’s vehicle was found in the college parking lot, doors unlocked, keys still in the ignition and a crumpled up note inside the car that, “Good bye.”
St. Charles County police are searching for a St. Peters teen who went missing March 19.
Bahia Bisharat, 18, was last seen at the St. Charles Community College satellite campus in Dardenne Prairie.
Her vehicle was found in the college parking lot, doors unlocked, keys still in the ignition.
Crumpled up inside the vehicle was a note that read, “Good bye,” said St. Charles County Corporal Scott Stricker March 22
If you have any information, please call 911 or 314-326-6393.
Bahia Bisharat, a 19-year-old nursing student who disappeared last month, has been found and is safe, police said Monday.
Over the weekend, detectives with the St. Charles County Cyber Crime unit contacted Bisharat via a video link over the internet. They found her after locating a screen name that Bisharat had been using.
“We have established with 100 percent confidence that Bisharat left of her own accord, and her physical well-being is not in question,” said Sheirff’s Lt. Dave Tiefenbrunn.
AMBER ALERT Issued for 11 Year Old Lucas Ezra Silas Guin Considered in “Extreme Danger” Missing Since 3/20/14 in Lebanon, Virginia … Abducted by 67 Year Old Father, Jimmy Donald Guin (Update: Boy Found Safe, Jimmy Donald Guinn Arrested)
An AMBER ALERT for a Russell County, VA abduction has been issued for 11 year old Lucas Ezra Silas Guin who has been missing since Thursday, March 20, 2014. Lucas Ezra Silas Guin is considered to be in “extreme danger” and was believed to have been abducted by 67 year old Jimmy Donald Guin. The missing 11 year old Virginia boy was last seen at Lebanon Middle School in Lebanon, Virginia Thursday morning wearing a red and black shirt and blue jeans, according to authorities. Police say they may be traveling in a 2004 purple Freightliner tractor with the Virginia license plate 78471PY. Police also believe they could be headed northbound towards West Virginia or Ohio.
Lucas Ezra Silas Guin
Missing 11-year-old Lucas Ezra Silas Guin is described as having brown hair and brown eyes. He’s 4-foot-8 and 84 pounds.
Lucas Ezra Silas Guinn was last seen at Lebanon Middle School Thursday morning wearing a red and black shirt and blue jeans, according to authorities.
Virginia State Police believe the boy may have been abducted by Jimmy Donald Guinn, 67, in a 2004 tractor freightliner. The purple truck, whose company name is “Snowbird Trucking,” has a Virginia tag of 78471PY.
Authorities believe the vehicle may have since been swapped out for a large burgundy diesel pickup truck
Jimmy Donald Guin
Jimmy Donald Guin, 67, is described as 5-foot-11 and 235 pounds. He has blue eyes and brown, partially gray hair. He may be driving a 2004 purple tractor freightline or burgundy diesel pickup truck.
JIMMY DONALD GUINN
WHITE male, 5 feet 11 inches, 235 Lbs, BROWN/PARTIALLY GRAY hair, BLUE eyes. SUSPECT MAY BE HEADED TOWARDS OHIO, WEST VIRGINIA, KENTUCKY, MISSISSIPPI, SCOTSDALE, ARIZONA, OR SURPRISE, ARIZONA
May be traveling in a 2004 TRACTOR FREIGHTLINER , PURPLE , Virginia tag 78471PY. UNKNOWN (POSSIBLY NORTHBOUND TOWARDS WEST VIRGINIA OR OHIO).
P.S. NAME OF COMPANY ON TRUCK IS SNOWBIRD TRUCKING. MIGHT HAVE POSSIBLY ABANDONED THE FREIGHTLINER TRUCK AND COULD BE IN A LARGE STYLE BURGUNDY PICKUP DIESEL TRUCK.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Russell County Sheriff’s Office at 276-889-8033, Virginia State Police at 800-822-4453, (1-800-VACHILD) or call 911.
An Amber Alert for 11-year-old Lucas Ezra Silas Guinn has been cancelled after police found the boy unharmed during a traffic stop in southwest Virginia.
Amber Alert Issued in Los Angeles, CA for 4 Missing Boyle Heights Children (One year Old Twins Janet & Veronica Felix, Justin Felix, 5, and Enrique Felix, 7) … Parents Enrique Felix and Rosa Chairez Sought in Adduction (Update: 4 Children Found Near US-Mexico Border, Parents Remain at Large)
An AMBER Alert was issued at 5 am Saturday in Los Angeles, California for 4 missing Boyle Heights children kidnapped by their mother, Rosa Chairez, and father, Enrique Felix, from their maternal grandmother’s home. The children’s names are, one year old twin girls, Janet and Veronica Felix, 5 year old Justin Feliz and 7 year old Enrique Felix. The children were first reported missing Friday, March 14, 2014 around 12:30 p.m., after Rosa Chairez and Enrique Felix took them by force. The vehicle used in the abduction was a dark-colored PT Cruiser that was missing the right rear hubcap and had paper license plates. Previously, the Department of Children and Family Services had removed the children from their biological parents and placed them in protective custody with the grandmother.
Police believe that the parents may be headed to San Diego, CA or Mexico.
Click on pic to watch VIDEO – Above, Parents Enrique Felix and Rosa Chairez, Justin Felix, 5, and Enrique Felix, 7
An Amber Alert was issued early Saturday morning after four children were reported missing from their maternal grandmother’s home in Boyle Heights, authorities said.
The children were first reported missing Friday around 12:30 p.m., after their mother, Rosa Chairez, and father, Enrique Felix, took them, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
The California Highway Patrol issued an Amber Alert around 5 a.m. Saturday.
Description of kidnapping suspects.
Enrique Felix, 28, was described as Hispanic with black hair, brown eyes, standing 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing around 220 pounds. Felix was reported to be physically violent towards Rosa Chairez and their children, police said.
Rosa Chairez has red hair and brown eyes. She is 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs around 150 pounds.
One Year Old Twins Janet and Veronica Felix (Credit: LAPD)
Description of missing children.
Janet Felix, 1, black hair, brown eyes, 2 feet tall, approximately 20 pounds.
Veronica Felix, 1, black hair, brown eyes, 2 feet tall, approximately 20 pounds.
Justin Felix, 5, black hair, brown eyes, 3 feet tall approximately 50 pounds.
Enrique Felix, 7, brown hair, brown eyes, 4 feet tall approximately 70 pounds.
Four Southern California children allegedly taken by force from their grandmother’s home by their non-custodial parents were located near the U.S.-Mexico border Tuesday morning, bringing an end to the Amber Alert issued by authorities for the children.
Officials deactivated the Amber Alert and said the children were found safe at around 10:15 a.m. They were turned over to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer at the San Ysidro Port of Entry near San Diego.
The children’s parents, however, remained at large and may have possibly crossed the border into Mexico, according to officials.
Anyone with information was asked to contact LAPD Hollenbeck Detectives at (323) 342-8900. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).
AMBER ALERT Issued for 11 Year Old Caitlyn Marie Virts Missing Since 3/6/14 in Dundalk, MD (Update: Maryland Girl F Safe in Florence, SC … Timothy Howard Virts Arrested)
An AMBER ALERT was issued for 11 year old Caitlyn Marie Virts who had been missing sunce Thursday, March 6, 2014 in Dundalk, MD. Caitlyn was last seen in the 3100 block of Ardee Way in Dundalk at approximately 7 a.m. Thursday.When police arrived to the home of the missing girl after some one in the home had reported a cardiac arrest, they found Caitlyn’s mother, 36 year old Bobbie Jo Cortez, deceased in her bedroom. Police believe Caitlyn was abducted by her father, Timothy Howard Virts, who police said was not supposed to have contact with her. An arrest warrant had been issued for Timothy Howard Virts in connection with her death.
The 11 year old Maryland girl is said to be traveling with her father, 38 year old Timothy Howard Virts, and believed to be driving a lack 1999 Dodge Durango with Maryland license plates 5AJ4458.
Caitlyn Marie Virts
An Amber Alert has been issued by the Maryland State Police in reference to an 11-year-old female missing from the Dundalk area and Baltimore County police say she is connected to a homicide investigation.
Caitlyn Marie Virts was last seen in the 3100 block of Ardee Way in Dundalk at approximately 7 a.m. Thursday. She is described as a white female, 5 feet tall, 80 pounds, and possibly wearing glasses. It is unknown what she might be wearing.
Caitlyn is believed to be with her father, Timothy Howard Virts. He is described as a 38-year-old white male, 6-foot-3 and 280 pounds. He should be driving a black 1999 Dodge Durango with Maryland license plates 5AJ4458.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-887-7320 or 911.
Cortez’s death is being investigated as a homicide. Police said Friday that Cortez died as a result of sharp force injury and that she had multiple cut wounds to her upper body. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday for her official cause of death.
Detectives have confirmed that Cortez was alive Wednesday and that she lived at the house with three children — Caitlyn, her twin sister and a boy — and two adults whose relationships with the victim have not been verified.
“The (other) children are safe and in custody of family members at an undisclosed location,” Baltimore County police spokeswoman Elise Armacost said.
Police said they believe the children and the two other adults were in the house when Cortez was killed, Armacost said Friday.
Timothy Virts Arrested
UPDATE III: Caitlyn Marie Virts found safe in Florence, SC … Timothy Howard Virts Arrested.
The Baltimore County girl who was the subject of an Amber Alert has been located, authorities said Friday night.
“We found her,” the Baltimore County police said of the 11-year-old girl, Caitlyn Marie Virts.
She was found unharmed in a motel in Florence, S.C., the police said. Also found there was the man the FBI said was her father, Timothy Howard Virts.
An arrest warrant had been issued for the father, in connection with the death of her mother, Bobbie Jo Cortez, 36, of Dundalk, Md., the county police said earlier.
The girl was found unharmed, according to a statement by the Baltimore County Police Department.
“Detectives will be traveling to South Carolina as soon as possible to continue the investigation,” said Corp. John Wachter in a statement.
#Virts is in police custody and will be returned to Maryland “pending an extradition process,” the statement said. Police hope to return the girl home as soon as possible.
16 Year Old Michaela Wells (USA National Miss Nebraska Teen) Missing Since 3/2/14 in Bellevue, NE … Possible Runaway? (Update: Found Safe in Indianapolis, IN)
16 year old Michaela Wells, a USA National Miss Nebraska Teen, was reported missing Monday, March 3, 2014 in Bellevue, Nebraska. Michaela Wells was last seen at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday by her parents, at her home in the Golden Hills Subdivision at 36th Street and Highway 370 in Bellevue. Michaela took out the trash around 8:30 p.m. Sunday wearing jeans, a dress coat and slip-on black pumps, but did not return. Wells is white, 5-feet-6, 120 pounds and has brown eyes and brown hair. Her family does not believe Wells ran away, but the authorities are not so sure. Wells’ name has been entered into the state and national law enforcement database as a missing juvenile; however, the Bellevue police don’t suspect foul play.
Wells told her family she was stepping outside to take out the trash. She was wearing jeans, a dress coat and slip-on black pumps. She left her heavy winter coat and cellphone inside the house.
Twenty minutes passed before Wells’ family grew worried that she hadn’t returned. Her father looked inside and outside the house. He then drove around the neighborhood searching for her.
Her parents first thought Wells had seen a friend outside and hitched a ride to IHOP. But she didn’t return home that night or the next.
Wells’ mother, Theresa Norris, filed a police report at 9 p.m. Monday.
“When she says she’s going to step out of the house for a minute, she always comes back in,” Norris said. “It’s not like Michaela to disappear without telling us.”
Hmm, slip-on black pumps to take out the trash? I will say this, the extent of time she has been missing is a bit troubling. However, whether she ran away or was taken, she needs to be found and returned home.
However, Norris said Wells is not the type to take off and not say anything. In fact, Norris said, the girl wasn’t even dressed for the weather.
“This isn’t a sign of a teenager saying, ‘I’m gonna go run away on you,’” Norris said. “It’s just not like her.”
Norris said police have searched the girl’s cellphone and other electronics to determine whether the girl had plans to run away. Police have not yet ruled that out.
UPDATE I: Let me just follow up by saying, that I hope that the police are correct in that this may be a teen runaway and that there was no foul play involved. That being said, there is a part of me that always harkens back to the case of Tim Miller’s missing daughter Laura, who the police first dismissed as a runaway. A note to all, we do consider everything.
UPDATE II: No Evidence of Abduction in Case of Missing Teen.
Bellevue Police Chief Mark Elbert has stated that this is not the first time Michaela has left home. However, in the earlier instances she returned the following day.
Bellevue Police Chief Mark Elbert says his department is devoting a great deal of resources to locating Michaela Wells who disappeared on Sunday night.
Asked at a news conference Wednesday afternoon if there was any evidence that she was abducted or in danger, the chief said, “I cannot confirm either one of those to be true.”
He said police do not have information that she was abducted against her will but he said that possibility is part of their investigation. He says he’s not ruling that out.
For more updates, others comments and opinions regarding this case or to provide your own, go to Scared Monkeys Missing Persons Forum: Michaela Wells.
Anyone with information about Wells can contact the Bellevue Police Department at 402-293-3100.
A Bellevue girl missing for about four days was found safe Thursday night in Indianapolis.
Michaela Wells, 16, was located at a residence there about 8:20 p.m. Authorities took her into custody and said she is in good health.
Officer Laurie Synowiecki, a Bellevue police spokeswoman, declined to say whether Michaela left home voluntarily or against her will.
She declined to provide further details, including whether anyone in the case had been arrested.
The FBI and Indiana authorities assisted in locating the girl.
She was found in Lawrence, Ind., at about 8:20 p.m. Thursday, and members of the FBI and the Bellevue Police Department informed Michaela’s mother, Theresa Norris, soon after that her daughter had been found safe, according to a news release from Bellevue police.
Michaela was found by FBI agents inside a home with a male juvenile and told officials that she had left her home of her own accord, according to the release. The release did not mention the age of the male.
19 Year Old California State University at LA Student Adilene Munguia Reported Missing 3/1/14 in Los Angeles, CA, Last Seen 2/27/14 (Update: Disappearance Possibly Linked To Tinder Date) (Update: Co-ed Found Safe)
19 year old California State University student Adilene Munguia was reported missing on Saturday, March 1, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. According to the he CSULA Police Department, Adilene Munguia was last seen boarding an MTA bus and leaving CSULA for downtown Los Angeles about 3:35 p.m. Thursday, February 27, 2014 and was reported missing two days later. She was supposed to meet her roommates Thursday night to go bowling, but never showed up.
Missing – Adilene Munguia, pic on right is from security camera from date she was last seen
Munguia is described as a Hispanic woman, 4 feet 10 inches tall, about 105 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Police said Munguia lives in the on-campus dorms and had not returned there.
She was last seen wearing a pink sleeveless top, black pants, open-toed shoes with a beige and brown purse, police said.
Munguia was supposed to meet her roommates Thursday night to go bowling, but she never showed up. The bio-chemistry major was last seen on the school’s security cameras, walking across campus using her cellphone.
“She boarded a bus headed towards the area of Olympic and Soto. Now, we don’t know where she was going in that area or as to why, but we just want to find her,” said Cpl. Brian Namkoong with Cal State L.A. police.
At this point police don’t suspect foul play. Friends describe Munguia as a smart girl who is focused on studying and say this is completely out of character.
UPDATE II: Her disappearance may have occurred after she met a man on the dating app Tinder
UPDATE III: Fox News TV reporting that Adilene Munguia has been found safe … Also reported at NBC4
Anyone with information is asked to contact Cal State L.A. police at (323) 343-3700.
Amber Alert Issued for 15 Year Old Nomei Velazquez Missing Since 2/24/14 in Nacogdoches, TX … Abducted by Juan Fabian Arenas Delacruz (Update: Nomei Velazquez, Suspect Arrested)
An AMBER ALERT has been issued for 15 year old Nomei Velazquez, who has been missing since February 24, 2014 in Nacogdoches, Texas. The sheriff’s office reported that Velazquez went missing Monday after being last seen leaving school on foot. She reportedly didn’t return home. The Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office issued the alert as authorities believe that Juan Fabian Arenas Delacruz is suspected of abducting Velazquez and might be traveling northbound on I-35. They could be be traveling in a 2004 silver Volkswagen Passat with Texas plate: DF7T507.
Left to Right, Nomei Velazquez Juan - Fabian Arenas Delacruz
Velazquez is 4 feet and 11 inches tall and weighs 120 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a white shirt, blue jeans, black tennis shoes, glasses and was carrying a brown purse. She also goes by the nickname ‘Mimi.’
The man suspected of taking her is Juan Fabian Arenas Delacruz. He may be traveling in a 2004 silver Volkswagen Passat with Texas plate: DF7T507. He’s described as 5 feet and 11 inches tall and weighs 170 pounds. He also has facial hair.
UPDATE I: Someone reported seeing the vehicle in the Kansas City area at about 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Another citizen reported seeing the car around 5:15 Wednesday morning between Ottawa and Emporia, Kan.
Anyone with information about them should call 911 or the Kansas Bureau of Investigation at 800-572-7463.
A Texas teenager who Tuesday night was the subject of an Amber Alert in Kansas was found safe late Wednesday afternoon in Lubbock, Texas after her suspected abductor was placed into custody on the campus of Texas Tech University, authorities said via social media.
Officials on Wednesday morning canceled the Amber Alert in Kansas for Nomei Velazquez, 15, after learning a cellphone ping that placed her near Lenexa was read incorrectly.
She later was located in Lubbock after authorities took her suspected abductor, Fabian Arenas Delacruz, 28, into custody, according to the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office page on Facebook. Delacruz was found working at a job site on the campus of Texas Tech. Authorities shortly afterward tracked down Velazquez, who was in a nearby motel room, and deemed her to be safe.