Amber Alert Issued for Mother Fleeing CPS with her Child
NEW BRAUNFELS, TX — The New Braunfels Police Department is looking for information that will help them find missing child to Kiley Marie Diaz. (Keep reading. Mother and daughter were located and are safe.)
She is a white female child, age 8, 3-feet, 5-inches tall, 50 pounds, brown hair, and brown eyes.
Kiley was last seen at 9:05 p.m. hours Friday night, April 3, in the 500 block of Starling Creek, New Braunfels. She was wearing pink Mickey Mouse pajamas.
Police are also searching for Kiley's mother, Alyssa Jeanice Lopez, a white female, age 29, 5-feet, 5-inches tall and weighing 125 pounds. Lopez has brown hair and brown eyes.
She was last seen wearing a black shirt with white writing and black workout shorts. She is wanted in connection with this abduction. The suspect was last heard from in New Braunfels.
According to the police, the mother of the child, Lopez, 29, had become upset, locked the CPS caseworkers out of the house and left the house with Diaz out the back door.
Officers arrived on location and were told Lopez and Diaz were seen walking through a nearby ditch in the Conrads Lane/Goodwin Lane area before getting into a black, 4-door pickup truck.
It is unknown who was driving the black pickup truck, but the vehicle was last seen heading south on Interstate 35 and was last known to be in the Selma area. The destination for the mother and daughter is unknown, but authorities have reason to believe they could be heading to Pearsall or possibly out of state, either to California or Washington.
Due to the circumstances surrounding this incident and the belief that the child is in immediate danger, an AMBER Alert has been authorized through the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Law enforcement officials believe this child to be in grave or immediate danger. If you have any information regarding this abduction, call the New Braunfels Police Department at 830-221-4100.
Update 6 p.m. - Mother and Daughter Found
The 8-year-old girl, Kiley Diaz, and her mother, 29-year old Alyssa Lopez, were found this afternoon in the town of Garden Ridge, just northeast of San Antonio on I-35, by members of the US Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force and the FBI Safe Streets Task Force.
After speaking with authorities by telephone, the mother surrendered herself and her unharmed daughter peacefully and without further incident.
Lopez was taken into custody on an unrelated warrant for her arrest and booked into the Comal County Jail.
Police said charges against her in this case are pending. The child is currently in the custody of the Texas Department of Family Services.
"The New Braunfels Police Department greatly appreciates the efforts of the federal law enforcement agencies that assisted in this case, as well as the countless pieces of information provided by members of the public," the New Braunfels Police Department stated.
According to jail records in Comal County, Lopez was booked on a warrant for driving while intoxicated with a BAC greater that 0.15 percent. She was released the same day, Saturday, on a $2,000 bond.
Get more stories like this by signing up for our daily newsletter, The LIVE! Daily.