11-year-old who went missing from Missouri City found safe, FBI Houston says

Editor’s Note: The two suspects originally believed to have been involved in the abduction have since been cleared

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MISSOURI CITY, Texas – Law enforcement officials say an 11-year-old girl who was reported missing from Missouri City has been found safe.

According to law enforcement officers from FBI Houston, the child was found around 9:30 p.m. Friday night in southwest Houston.

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The AMBER Alert was issued Friday for Imani, who was last seen in the 3700 block of Dry Creek Drive at around 1:45 a.m., before suddenly disappearing.

Early Friday, the Texas Department of Public Safety released a bulletin showing a man who they, at the time, listed as a suspect.

Hours later, a correction was sent in another bulletin and on social media with a different man listed as the suspect. That person, too, has been ruled out after he went to the police station on his own to clear his name, according to a spokesperson with the Missouri City Police Department.

The first man was 28 years old, and the second was 21. They both share the same name.

The girl lives with her grandmother, who said she believes the girl left with a man she met on the internet.

The grandmother said the child used bed sheets to climb out of the second-story window overnight and didn’t take any belongings or her phone.

The girl also ran away back on July 9, according to family members.

They were able to track her down through “Find My Phone.”

She was also said to be with an older man at that time.


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