POSTED: Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 11:27pm
UPDATED: Friday, July 19, 2013 - 9:15am
Center, Texas (KETK) — A kidnapped 11-year-old child was found safe early Friday morning by Center police.
According to police, the child's mother told officers that she left her child in her car while she went inside a convenience store. The woman claimed that when she returned, her car, along with her child, had been taken.
The Center Police Department's chief detective launched an investigation after the 8:00 p.m incident, and officers began searching for the mother's stolen car, a 2006 Ford Focus.
Police tell KETK the vehicle was located and the child was found safe around 1:00 a.m.
Details are limited, however police are expected to release more information on the investigation later Friday.