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Missing Hondo teen found safe, family says

Eva Marie Garcia had been missing since October

A 14-year-old girl who has been missing since October was found safe, her family confirmed.

The girl’s father, Robert Garcia, confirmed the news to KSAT on Tuesday. He said Eva Garcia is currently speaking to Hondo investigators at the police department.

The teen had disappeared on Oct. 16, 2019, leading to an Amber Alert. Robert Garcia said she ran away after the two had an argument over her curfew.

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The Amber Alert was called off nearly a month later on Nov. 15, 2019, after a lack of meaningful tips, Hondo police said.

Authorities said Eva was found safely in Hondo after searching a local residence. They had received information that she was possibly hiding there.

“She’s home. Thank God and everybody that supported us,” Robert Garcia said.

Eva apologized for running away and said she was staying with friends and was safe the entire time.

Hondo police will be releasing more information on Wednesday.

This is a developing story. Check back to KSAT.com later for more information.


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