Amber Alert issued for missing area girl discontinued

The Franklin Police Department is searching for Addison Alvarez.
Addison is described as a...
The Franklin Police Department is searching for Addison Alvarez. Addison is described as a 11-year-old white, female. She is 5’03”, 100 lbs with blonde hair and blue eyes.(Texas DPS)
Published: Mar. 12, 2022 at 1:17 PM CST
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A 12-year-old girl from Franklin has been safely found by authorities in the greater Houston/Harris County area, according to Chief Terry Thibodeaux of the Franklin Police Department.

Authorities say Addison Alvarez was located around 3:00 p.m. Saturday in Baytown, which is over 150 miles away from where she was last seen.

Franklin Police first responded to the reports of the missing child at the 500 Block of North Main St. around 12:10 a.m. Saturday morning.

The biological mother told officers that Addison had gone to bed about one hour earlier, and when the mother went to put another child to bed, she discovered that Addison was no longer in the bedroom and a window was open.

During their investigation, Franklin Police determined Addison was taken out of Robertson County by an unrelated 35-year-old female without the consent of the child’s parent. Law enforcement officials believed the child to be in grave or immediate danger.

Authorities identified Melissa Renee Salazar as a suspect in connection with Addison’s abduction. She is described as a 35-year-old white female. Salazar is 5′03″, 100 lbs, with brown hair, brown eyes. It was unclear if Salazar was found at the time Addison was located.

Officials say the investigation into this incident continues and criminal charges are possible.

Melissa Renee Salazar
Melissa Renee Salazar(Texas DPS)

The Franklin Police Department wishes to thank the Department of Public Safety and the Harris County Sheriff’s Office as well as Chuck Fleeger with Brazos Valley Amber Alert Network, and the officers with the City of Franklin Police Department for their assistance in this matter.

KBTX has reached out to the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office and Texas Department of Public Safety and both agencies directed all questions to the Franklin Police Department.

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