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(Update) Baby at center of Amber Alert found crying in tall grass
HOUSTON - by KHOU 11 News and www.khou.com
A jogger says she found a crying baby in a car seat abandoned in the same area where an Amber Alert was issued for an 8-month-old girl early Monday, and police are confirming it's the baby at the center of the Amber Alert.
The jogger told KHOU 11 News the baby was crying when she found her.
The baby was put in an ambulance and taken to the hospital to get checked out just after 8 a.m.
Police have not yet confirmed the child's identity, and the Amber Alert is still active.
This is a developing story. Previous story follows...
HOUSTON -- An 8-month-old girl is missing after her mom's car was stolen outside a north Houston gas station, police said early Monday.
An Amber Alert was issued shortly after 3 a.m. for little Gensis Haley.
Family and police describe the missing girl as a black female with light complexion and sandy brown hair. She was last seen wearing white pants, a white t-shirt, and four barrettes in her hair.
According to the Houston Police Department, the baby was in her mother's car at the Texaco Gas Station at 1110 North Sam Houston Parkway West early this morning when the car was stolen.
The mom told police she left the child in the car while she went into the station to pay for gas. While she was in the store, she looked outside and saw her car driving away.
A short time later, police found the car abandoned not far away on Greens Parkway near Fall Lake Road.
The vehicle's plates were missing, and items from the car were dumped in a nearby grassy area. The baby and her car seat were missing, however.
HPD K-9 officers and a helicopter unit are assisting in the Amber Alert search.
Anyone with information about the child or suspect is asked to immediately call the Houston Police Department at 713-308-3600.