UPDATE: 18-year-old Texas woman, infant from Amber alert found safe; suspect under arrest

Crime & Public Safety

UPDATE THURSDAY — Corpus Christi Police said they found an 18-year-old woman and her 1-year-old daughter safe Thursday morning, and the suspect in connection with their abduction is in custody, according to KETK’s sister station KXAN.

Police say Kristian Ariel Garcia, 24, broke into the home of his ex-girlfriend, Jezabel Zamora, on Tuesday night and took both her and Zamora’s daughter Zaylee against their will.

Police issued an Amber Alert and a CLEAR Alert in relation to the incident.

In addition to the kidnapping, Garcia is wanted on murder and aggravated robbery warrants. Those charges carry a potential bail of more than $1 million.

On Wednesday, Corpus Christi Police found the vehicle used in the kidnapping.

An Amber Alert was originally activated after a man kidnapped his ex-girlfriend and her 1-year-old daughter on Tuesday.

According to the Corpus Christi Police Department, Kristian Garcia, 24, went to the house of his ex-girlfriend 18-year-old Jezabel Zamora without her permission.

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