After a young girl was abducted from an area library this week, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office has been working to find the man who abducted her. A sketch of the suspect was released based upon the girl’s description of the man.
The abduction happened on Monday around 5:30 p.m at the Fairbanks Library located on N. Gessner
A five-year-old-girl was visiting the library with family and was lured away from her family by a man offering her candy.
Family members searched for the child in the area but could not locate the child.
“HCSO deputies were then called to the location to file a missing person report. While deputies were interviewing family members, a Houston Police Department Officer drove up with the child in his car”, added the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
“The officer stated he had received a call to respond to a female toddler left in a parking lot at the 10100 block of Tanner Road ,less than two miles from the library. A business owner found the child standing alone in the parking lot across from his business.”
After deputies interviewed the child they discovered that she had been approached by a Hispanic male between the ages of 30 to 35 years old of average build weighing around 180 lbs. with a protruding stomach.
The suspect is also described as standing between 5’4 and 5’5 in height, wearing a black Chicago Bulls baseball hat and a dark colored workout jumpsuit or jogging suit.
The man then led the toddler to a dark colored sedan and drove off with the child.
He then let her out at the Tanner Road location. The young girl was taken to the Texas Children’s Hospital for an evaluation.
Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call the Harris County Sheriff’s Homicide unit at 713-967-5810 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477)
Cicely C. Mitchell/ CBS Radio Houston