Missing Texas Teenager Named In Amber Alert Found

A missing 15-year-old Texas girl who was named in an Amber Alert and who was initially thought to have been in Kansas was found Wednesday.

Nomei "Mimi" Velazquez (Family photo)

LUBBOCK (February 26, 2014) A missing Texas teenager named in an Amber Alert who at one time was thought to be in suburban Kansas City was found unharmed Wednesday afternoon.

Nomei "Mimi" Velazquez, 15, disappeared Monday from Nacogdoches.

She was found Wednesday at a residence in Lubbock, police Sgt. Jason Lewis said.

A 28-year-old construction worker was taken into custody, but there was no word Wednesday night on whether he has been charged.

Authorities said earlier in the day the teen was no longer to be believed to be in Kansas, but provided no further details.

According to the Amber Alert, was believed to have been with Juan Fabian Arenas Delacruz in a silver 2004 Volkswagen Passat with Texas plate DF7T507.

Investigators originally said a cellphone ping indicated the two might have been on Interstate 35 in Lenexa Tuesday evening and might have been traveling north along the Interstate 35 corridor in the Kansas City metro area.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation later said the Amber Alert was based on a miscalculation of the location of the cellphone ping.

KBI special agent Mark Malick said it appears the ping was read wrong, and said there is no evidence the girl's phone was ever the state.

A ping later showed the girl was in Lubbock.


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