Amber Alert discontinued for missing 8-year-old girl, mother in New Braunfels

Officials say they could be heading to Pearsall or possibly out of state to California or Washington state

Alyssa Jeanice Lopez (left) and her daughter, Kiley Marie Diaz (right). (New Braunfels police)


The Amber Alert issued for a missing 8-year-old girl and her mother in New Braunfels has been discontinued.

Kiley Marie Diaz and her mother Alyssa Lopez were found in Garden Ridge this afternoon by members of the U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force and the FBI Safe Streets Force, according to New Braunfels Police Department.

After speaking with police by telephone, Lopez surrendered herself and her unharmed daughter peacefully and without further incident.

Lopez was taken into custody on an unrelated warrant of arrest and will be booked at the Comal County Jail.

Charges against her, in this case, are pending.

The child is currently in the custody of the Texas Department of Family Services.


Authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 8-year-old girl and her mother in New Braunfels.

An Amber Alert was issued Saturday morning after the disappearance of Kiley Marie Diaz, 8, and her mother, Alyssa Jeanice Lopez, 29. Both were last seen in the 500 block of Starling Creek before leaving the scene in a black, four-door pickup truck.

Officials were called to the scene on Friday to assist Child Protective Services with removing the child from the home.

The child’s mother became upset and locked CPS workers out of the house and fled the home through the backdoor with the child, authorities say.

Officials say the pair left the area after getting into a black four-door pickup truck.

Kylie is described as 3.5 to 4-feet-tall, weighing between 50 to 60 pounds with wavy, dark brown hair. She was last seen wearing pink Mickey Mouse pajamas.

Her mother is described as 5,5″ weighing 125 pounds with dark brown hair, brown eyes and a sleeve tattoo of a sunflower. She was last seen wearing black workout shorts and a black t-shirt with white writing, officials say.

The driver of the truck is unknown but the vehicle was last seen traveling southbound on I-35 in the Selma area.

The mother and child’s destination is currently unknown, but officials say they could be heading to Pearsall or possibly out of state to California or Washington state.

Anyone with more information is urged to contact New Braunfels police at 830-221-4134.

About the Author:

Cody King is a digital journalist for KSAT 12. She previously worked for WICS/WRSP 20 in Springfield, Illinois.