UPDATE: Amber Alert discontinued after missing East Texas girl found safe


UPDATE (8:00 A.M.) – The Amber Alert for Zimia Whitaker has been discontinued after she was found safely.

Her father, the suspect, was taken into custody in Alto.

CENTER, Texas (KETK) – An AMBER Alert has been issued for a 2-year-old girl from Center.

Officials are searching for Zimia Whitaker who was last seen at 12 p.m. on Tuesday wearing a pink shirt and white shorts.

Zimia also has blonde hair with blue eyes, weighs 30 pounds and stand 2’6″ tall.

According to the alert, officials are looking for her father, Zenas Whitaker, in connection with her disappearance.

Zenas is 27-years-old, weighs 150 pounds and stand 5’6″ tall. He also has black hair and brown eyes.

Officials say he has abandoned his brown Ford Fusion in the Lake Pinkston area of Shelby County and is now believed to be driving a Blue Jeep Compass with a license plate #MDD4900

If you have information regarding the abduction, you are urged to call the Center Police Department at 936-598-2788.

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