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Amber Alert issued in Houston for missing 3 month old

Posted at 6:13 PM, Jan 15, 2021

HOUSTON, TX — The Texas Center for the Missing has issued a Houston Regional Amber Alert on behalf of the Houston Police Department for 3-month-old Anyla Benjamin.

According to a Facebook post from the Texas Center for the Missing, the suspect, Lashea Benjamin, 39, currently has an open arrest warrant for injury to a child under 15 and has absconded with her 3-month-old child.

Due to her history with injury to a child, there is a belief that the child is in serious and immediate danger, the alert says.

Benjamin was last seen in in the vicinity of MLK and East Orem in Houston at 1 p.m. Friday.

Here are some additional details about the Amber Alert:

Child: Anyla Benjamin
Age: 3 Months Old
Gender: Female
Ethnicity: African American
DOB: 10/23/2020
Location Last Seen: In the vicinity of MLK and East Orem
Date Time Last Seen: 1 PM, 1/15/21
County Last Seen: Harris County
REPORT TIPS: Investigative Agency: Houston Police Department
Contact Phone Number: 713-308-3600

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