NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas — UPDATE [Apr. 4, 6 p.m.] — An AMBER Alert issued overnight has been canceled after members of the U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force and the FBI's Safe Streets Task Force located missing 8-year-old Kiley Diaz and her mother, 29-year-old Alyssa Lopez, who is accused of abducting her while CPS was conducting a child removal order.
Diaz and Lopez were located in Garden Ridge, Texas — which is located not far from New Braunfels where she was reported missing.
"After speaking with authorities by telephone, the mother surrendered herself and her unharmed daughter peacefully and without further incident," read a statement from the New Braunfels Police Department on Saturday evening.
Lopez was taken into custody on an unrelated warrant of arrest and charges against her in this case are pending, stated the department.
Diaz was placed in the custody of the Texas Department of Family Services.
At the time of her arrest, Lopez was on five years deferred adjudication probation in connection with a 2018 case for assaulting a security officer. A non-prosecution affidavit was filed in a 2019 case against her for interfering with an emergency call and her criminal history in Comal County includes convictions for disorderly conduct, fighting, in 2006, resisting arrest, search, or transport in 2010, failure to identify or give false or fictitious information in 2010, and multiple driving- and licensing-related infractions.
"The New Braunfels Police Department greatly appreciates the efforts of the federal law enforcement agencies that assisted in this case, as well as the countless pieces of information provided by members of the public," stated the department.
ORIGINAL [Apr. 4] — An AMBER Alert has been issued for an 8-year-old girl from New Braunfels and police say she may be in immediate danger.
At approximately 9 p.m., on April 3, 2020, the New Braunfels Police Department was called to a residence in the 500 block of Starling Creek to assist Child Protective Services with the removal of a child from that home.
"The mother of the child had become upset, locked the CPS caseworkers out of the house, and fled the location out of a backdoor with the 8-year old child," stated the New Braunfels Police Department.
A witness told police they observed the mother and child walk through a nearby ditch in the area of Conrads Lane and Godwin Lane and got into a four-door, black pickup truck.
"Due to the circumstances surrounding this incident and the belief that the child is in immediate danger, an AMBER Alert has been authorized through the Texas Department of Public Safety," stated the department.
The child was identified by police as 8-year-old Kiley Maria Diaz who is described as 3½-feet to 4-feet tall, between 50 and 60 pounds, and has wavy dark brown hair that goes past her shoulders. She was last seen wearing pink Mickey Mouse pajamas.
The mother, identified as 29-year old Alyssa Lopez, is approximately 5-feet 5-inches tall, weighs approximately 125 pounds, has dark brown hair, brown eyes, and a sleeve tattoo featuring a sunflower. She was last seen wearing black workout shorts and a black t-shirt with white writing.
"It is unknown who was driving the black pickup truck, but the vehicle was last seen heading southbound on I-35 and the last known location for the truck was in the Selma area," stated the department. "The destination for the mother and daughter is unknown, but authorities have reason to believe they could be heading to Pearsall or possibly out of state, either to California or Washington State."
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Diaz or Lopez is asked to call 911 or call the New Braunfels Police Department at (830) 221-4100.