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Alert discontinued: South TX child found safe in Lufkin

Alert discontinued: South TX child found safe in Lufkin
Homeland Security Investigation Unit

POSTED: Friday, November 22, 2013 - 9:39am

UPDATED: Friday, November 22, 2013 - 10:29pm

The Amber Alert issued for a child out of Eagle Pass, Texas, was discontinued Thursday night after she was found safe in the Lufkin area.

An alert was sent out at around 4:00 p.m. Thursday when it became clear 2-year-old Yaretzi Rodriguez-Ayala had disappeared and was thought to be in grave danger.

According to the Lufkin Police Department, the child was recovered in the Lufkin area by several different law enforcement agencies working together. 

Police say officers located the girl at a home in the 500 block of Trout Street on the southwest side of Lufkin. One of the suspects, Rolanda Herrera, 34, was found with the toddler at the residence. He was taken to the Angelina County Jail on three warrants out for his arrest.

Two people are being questioned by authorities, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Rolando was one of the persons interviewed by law enforcement agencies, however, it is not known if Rosa Herrera, 29, the second suspect, was also at the recovery scene and if she was interrogated.

Rolando Herrera was released from jail Friday after paying fines associated with the warrants for his arrest.

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