Amber Alert for missing Houston girl cancelled

Alizae Rene Mata found late Thursday night, hours after Amber Alert was issued

Published On: Jan 11 2013 05:48:01 AM CST   Updated On: Jan 11 2013 06:00:03 AM CST
Alizae Mata, Jessenia Saldana
HOUSTON -

The Houston Police Department has cancelled an Amber Alert for Alizae Rene Mata. after the child was found late Thursday night.

A spokesperson for HPD told KSAT sister station Local 2 the child was found safe and has been returned to her mother. Officers recommended she be checked out at a hospital as a precaution. 

Houston police said Alizae Mata's mother allowed Jessenia Saldana, 22, to take her daughter to run errands about 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

They were supposed to return in the afternoon, but they had not been seen nor heard from, investigators said.

The Associated Press reported early Friday morning that Houston police found Alizae Rene Mata late Thursday at an apartment complex with Saldana. Houston police arrested Saldana at the scene and that she now faces a kidnapping charge.