Update: Missing Toddler Found Safe

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Jessenia Saldana, 22 (left), 
Alizae Mata, 2 (credit: provided)

Jessenia Saldana, 22 (left),
Alizae Mata, 2 (credit: provided)

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HOUSTON (CBS Houston)  A missing toddler was found safe Thursday evening after an Amber Alert went into effect.

Authorities recommended that two-year-old Alizae Mata be checked out at an area hospital.

The Amber Alert was issued just before 9:00 p.m. Thursday, but was cancelled before midnight.

The family of the toddler initially thought she was at Memorial Hermann but she was not there. The toddler was later found safe.

Twenty-two-year-old Jessenia Saldana faces a kidnapping charge after vanishing with the girl.

Police are searching for a missing two-year-old girl who reportedly vanished with a family friend.

According to Houston police, Alizae Mata’s mother allowed 22-year-old Jessenia Saldana to take daughter to run errands at about 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

Salanda and the toddler were supposed to return Wednesday afternoon, but they have not been seen nor heard from since.

Two-year-old Alizae is Hispanic, stands approximately 2 feet tall and weights about 35 pounds. She is also described as having brown hair and brown eyes and was also last seen wearing a red coat and gray leggings.

Saldana, a Hispanic female is stands approximately 5-feet, 2-inches to 5-feet, 6-inches tall and weighs between 180 to 200 pounds. She is also described as having brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts is being urged to call the HPD Missing Person’s Unit at 713-731-5223.

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