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3-year-old believed to be 'in grave or immediate danger' found safe, San Antonio police say

Authorities in Texas issued an Amber Alert on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, after San Antonio police said 20-year-old Gabriela Lucio, right, kidnapped 3-year-old Zanyah Lucio on Monday, May 6, 2019.
Authorities in Texas issued an Amber Alert on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, after San Antonio police said 20-year-old Gabriela Lucio, right, kidnapped 3-year-old Zanyah Lucio on Monday, May 6, 2019.

Credit: San Antonio Police Department

Credit: San Antonio Police Department

A 3-year-old girl who went missing Monday night in a suspected abduction has been found safe, San Antonio police said Tuesday.

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Authorities on Tuesday morning issued an Amber Alert for Zanyah Rita Lucio, 3, a San Antonio girl believed to be "in grave or immediate danger," according to officials. Authorities told WOAI-TV the girl was abducted by her biological mother, identified as 20-year-old Gabriella Kathleen Lucio.

Updated 2:35 p.m. EDT May 7:  Authorities said Zanyah was found safe Tuesday afternoon.

It was not immediately clear where or how she was found.

Original report: Around 9:30 p.m. Monday, the elder Lucio climbed through an apartment window to snatch Zanyah, police told WOAI and KSAT. A kidnapping warrant has been issued for Lucio's arrest.

Zanyah, who is 3 feet, 4 inches tall and weighs 40 pounds, was last seen wearing pink pajama pants with rainbows and hearts on them, a pink tank top and no shoes, authorities said. She has brown hair and brown eyes.

The elder Lucio was described as having black/red hair and brown eyes. She weighs 130 pounds and stands around 4 feet, 11 inches tall.

Anyone with information on the case was asked to contact the San Antonio Police Department.