8-year-old girl, mother from New Braunfels found; Amber Alert discontinued


NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (KXAN) — An Amber Alert has been discontinued for an eight-year-old girl who was missing from New Braunfels.

A release from the New Braunfels Police Department said after speaking with authorities on the phone, Kiley Diaz’ mother surrendered herself and her daughter peacefully.

Members of the U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force and the FBI Safe Streets Task Force found Diaz’ mother, Alyssa Lopez, and her in Garden Ridge.

Lopez, 29, was taken into custody on an unrelated arrest warrant and will be booked into the Comal County Jail.

Police said Diaz was last seen at 9 p.m. Friday. Officers were called to the 500 block of Starling Creek to assist Child Protective Services with the removal of a child from a home.

Lopez allegedly became upset with CPS officers and locked them out. She then fled the home out the back door with her 8-year-old daughter, according to NBPD. Witnesses say they saw the two get into a black four-door pickup truck.

New Braunfels police said due to the circumstances around the incident they believed Diaz was in immediate danger.

The pickup truck was located, and it was determined that the vehicle and its driver are not involved in the case, police added.

Charges against Lopez are pending. Diaz is in custody of the Texas Department of Family Services.

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