Amber Alert out of Houston cancelled,
baby found, arrest made for murder
HOUSTON, TX – Two days after issuing an AMBER Alert, Houston police announced a six-week-old baby was found safe and arrest was made in the murder of the baby’s mother.
Baby Shamali Flores was found early Thursday morning and appears to be unharmed. Authorities say a woman who recently suffered a miscarriage fatally stabbed the baby’s mom at a Houston apartment and abducted her newborn daughter.
Police Chief Art Acevedo said at a news conference Thursday that 28-year-old Erika Miranda-Alvarez is charged with capital murder in the death of 33-year-old Carolina Flores. Acevedo says Miranda-Alvarez knew Flores, who was killed Tuesday.
He says Miranda-Alvarez hid her miscarriage from family members and was claiming that she had just returned this week from the hospital after giving birth.
He says investigators were at a southwest Houston apartment complex early Thursday when they happened to spot a couple holding a baby. They questioned the couple and determined that Miranda-Alvarez was holding 6-week-old Shamali Flores, who was unharmed.
The suspect’s boyfriend has not been charged and Acevedo says it appears he wasn’t aware of the miscarriage.
SAN ANTONIO, TX – The child who was the subject of an AMBER Alert on Monday night was found safely in La Grange, more than 90 miles east of San Antonio.
San Antonio police spent nearly two hours looking for a 3-year-old child who was in a car that was stolen on the city’s West Side.
Josue Gonzalez, 3,
who was last seen in the backseat of a 1998 dark green Ford Mustang convertible.
Gonzalez is 2 feet tall and weighs 32 pounds. He has brown hair, brown eyes, and last seen wearing a pink/red shirt with gray collars, cut off jean shorts and blue and brown Sperry shoes.
A man has been arrested, police said.
The suspect was driving a dark green 1998 Mustang with a Texas license plate number DD2P676. The car has a ripped black convertible top, front left damage, right tail light out, back glass falling out and a portable gas tank visible.
The child’s mother said Gonzalez was asleep in the backseat of the stolen vehicle, police said. She left the child in the car with it running while she went inside to pick up her boyfriend.