(UPDATED W/ Sketch) 5-year-old Girl Abducted from Fairbanks Library, HCSO Looking For Man in His 30s
Harris County Sheriff's Department investigators are looking for a man, said to be 30 to 35 years old, who they believe abducted a five-year-old girl from the Fairbanks Library, 7122 North Gessner.
Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding the man who offered the girl candy to come with him around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 30.
Shortly after the family reported the girl missing and were giving details to HCSO deputies, a Houston Police Department officer drove up with the girl in his car, investigators said.
According to the deputies' report:
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.
Deputies interviewed the child and were told, that she had been approached by a Hispanic male between the ages of 30 to 35 years old, average build weighing around 180 lbs. with a protruding stomach. The male is described as 5'4 to 5'5 in height, wearing a black Chicago Bulls baseball hat and a dark colored workout jumpsuit or jogging suit. He asked her if she wanted some candy and to follow him to where he had more candy. The suspect then led the toddler to a dark colored, possibly brown, sedan and drove off with the child. He then let her out at the Tanner Road location. The toddler was later transported to Texas Children's Hospital for an evaluation.
If anyone has information on this male suspect in the library yesterday around 5:30 to 5:45 p.m., please call the Harris County Sheriff's Homicide unit at 713-967-5810 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477)
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