Houston baby found safe after regional Amber Alert issued

Anyla Benjamin (left) and Lashea Benjamin (right) are seen in these images released Jan. 15, 2021. (Texas Center for the Missing)

HOUSTON – A regional Amber Alert that was issued Friday for a missing Houston baby was canceled Saturday after the child was found safe.

Authorities said 3-month-old Anyla Benjamin was believed to have been taken by her biological mother, 39-year-old Lashea Benjamin.

Houston police said the mother and daughter were found at a Greyhound bus station in Dallas.

Lashea Benjamin is wanted on a charge of injury to a child under 15 and was arrested, police said. She’s being held in a Dallas jail until she is extradited to Houston.


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Aaron Barker has been a senior digital editor at KPRC 2 since 2016. As a meteorologist, he specializes in stories about the weather. He has covered Hurricane Harvey, the Astros first World Series win, the Santa Fe High School shooting, the ITC fire and Tropical Storm Imelda.