Abducted Texas Girl, 14, Rescued; Ex-Boyfriend Arrested

Ruby Zavala (Courtesy photo)

MOUNT PLEASANT (May 6, 2013)—Ruby Zavala, 14, who was the focus of statewide Amber Alert after she, her younger sister and mother were abducted from outside a church, was rescued Monday.

Her 23-year-old ex-boyfriend was arrested, Mount Pleasant Police Chief Wayne Isbell said.

Jesus Ramirez was obsessed with the teenager, whom he had dated secretly, Isbell said.

Police say Ramirez abducted Zavala, her 4-year-old sister and her mother from outside a church Sunday afternoon.

They were driven to a rural home where the mother and sister were freed unharmed.

The vehicle Ramirez was driving was recovered after it crashed just before 5 p.m. Sunday on a county road just west of Mount Pleasant.