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Texas girl who vanished nearly 2 years ago found alive

Mariah Martinez
Mariah Martinez (KSAT)

LUBBOCK, Texas – A 9-year-old girl who disappeared nearly two years ago has been found alive.

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children said Mariah Martinez was found in New Mexico Monday night following a tip from a Live PD viewer. 

The show, which airs on A&E, featured Mariah on Friday and authorities received a tip regarding her whereabouts. The NCMEC worked with the Lubbock Police Department and New Mexico State Police to recover the child.

Mariah was last seen in October of 2016. 

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