9-year-old girl from Houston that went missing Monday found safe

HOUSTON – A 9-year-old girl from Houston that went missing Monday has been found safe.

Detectives confirmed Natalia Cuellar fell asleep at a friend’s house and forgot to tell her mom.

Police said Cuellar was last seen Monday leaving the 3100 block of Hayes Road. Authorities said the girl was playing in the apartment complex with a friend, but family and friends were unclear where that friend lives.

Cuellar was last seen wearing blue jeans, an orange shirt, and black Nike shoes, officers said.


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