Amber Alert canceled after Pasadena girl, 13, found safe

By Andy Cerota - Anchor/Reporter

PASADENA, Texas - The Texas Center for the Missing has confirmed a missing 13-year-old Pasadena girl has been found safely after an Amber Alert was issued Thursday.

Briana Schatte was last seen near Bayshore Hospital in Pasadena around 3 p.m. A Houston Regional Amber Alert was then issued for the missing 13-year-old. 

The teenager was at a doctor's office in Pasadena on the 3300 block of Plainview Street near Bayshore Hospital. She was with her mother and grandmother.

Briana's father, Walter Schatte, said his daughter had been seeing a psychiatrist to talk about previous time that she had run away from home. She was left alone in the waiting area and hadn't been seen since.

"It's been a nightmare," Walter Schatte said. "As soon as I got the word, I drove straight from Louisiana to here. I've been here searching for two days myself, " Schatte said.

Schatte believes his daughter might have been trying to get to Deridder, Louisiana, to see him. He said he's been separated from her mother for six years, and she lives in Jacinto City with her grandparents, who have custody of Briana.

He's concerned, because Briana has a learning disability that affects her mental capacity.

"She's pretty shy," Schatte said. "She won't walk up to just anybody. Quiet, keeps to herself."

Schatte posted his cellphone number anywhere he could, including on social media.

Briana is about 5 feet, 3 inches tall, has brown shoulder length hair, brown eyes and was last seen wearing a red tank top with black polka dots and white and blue shorts.

"Briana, I love you, baby. Call me," Schaate said. "My number is all over Facebook. Everybody is looking for you. Please just come home."

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