Amber Alert canceled: 17-year-old teen believed to be kidnapped by ex-boyfriend near Dallas found safe, police say

Yadhira Medina, 17 is reported missing after she was possibly kidnapped by her ex-boyfriend near Dallas, police say (Garland Police Department/Texas DPS)

GARLAND, Texas – Seventeen-year-old Yadhira Medina has been found safe after authorities in north Texas say she was possibly abducted by her ex-boyfriend.

Medina was reported missing in Garland, which is northeast of Dallas Saturday night. Garland PD said in a release that Witnesses told officers that the suspect, 20-year-old David Maldonado, allegedly dragged her in his vehicle “against her will.”

The suspect, Maldonado, is described as having brown eyes and black hair, measured 5 foot 7 and weighs around 160 pounds. He was last seen getting away in a white Ford or GM pickup truck with tan or silver trim possibly driven by an unknown individual.

Garland PD said the case remains an active investigation.


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