Imani Stephens was found by the FBI, Houston police and Missouri city police, the Houston office of the office tweeted.
“She was found around 9:30 p.m. southeast of Houston. No additional information will be released at this time,” the FBI tweeted.
Stephens disappeared from Missouri City, and police believe she is in critical or dangerous condition.
Her disappearance caused some confusion for law enforcement throughout the day.
In an initial news release, the Texas Department of Public Safety said Imani was taken away by a 28-year-old man, but soldiers later updated the information to include a different suspect entirely. They explained that the men had the same name, but were two different people.
Then, shortly before the Witness Bulletin aired with the update, Missouri City police told ABC13 that both individuals were disqualified in the case, the addition of the vehicles described in the reports. The previous information was also incorrect.
The updated Amber Alert was released in the afternoon with no information on the kidnapper. The vehicle description has also been changed, with only details of a gray pickup truck, a newer model with Texas license plates.
The girl’s paternal grandmother said her niece met whoever took her away on Discord, an instant messaging app. She added that the same person who took her this morning also took her on July 9, but we have not confirmed that with law enforcement.
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