3-year-old girl and mother who were possibly headed to Houston area found safe

CPS search for missing 3-year-old Elly’Anna Garcia and her mother, Christina Kaput. (Texas Department of Family and Protective Services)

HOUSTON – A 3-year-old girl was found safe Tuesday night after she and her mom went missing Tuesday.

According to police, the girl’s mom dropped her off with a friend in Houston, who notified the Department of Family Protective Services of the girl’s whereabouts. The girl has since been placed in a foster home.

Officials were asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 3-year-old girl and her mother who were suspected to be traveling to Dallas and Houston areas, according to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.

Elly’Anna Garcia and her mother, Christina Kaput, were last seen Monday in Plainview, Texas. Kaput was ordered by a Randall County judge to hand Garcia over into state custody Monday.

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