Missing 11-year-old girl in Houston area found, officials say

Imani Stephens, 11, is believed to be in grave or immediate danger

Imani Stephens (left) is missing and Daniel Diaz is wanted in her disappearance, according to an AMBER Alert. (Texas DPS)

Saturday Update: Imani Stephens has been found, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The AMBER Alert issued in her disappearance has been discontinued and further details are limited.

Update (11:45 a.m. Friday): The Texas Department of Public Safety released new information about the suspect, including a new image (see above). The suspect, Daniel Diaz, is 21 years old.

Original: Police officers in the Houston area are searching for an 11-year-old girl who disappeared overnight.

Imani Stephens was last seen at 1:45 a.m. Friday in the 3700 block of Dry Creek Drive in Missouri City, a city southeast of Houston.

Police said they are searching for Daniel Leonardo Diaz, 21, who is tied to her abduction. He was last seen driving a gray, new-model pickup truck and the license plate is unknown.

Imani weighs 111 pounds, is 5 feet, 2 inches tall, and has black hair and brown eyes. She has scars on both of her wrists and was last seen wearing glasses, a black and gray shirt with black-striped red letters, multi-colored sweatpants and Crocs shoes.

Diaz is 5 feet, 5 inches tall, weighs 150 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes.

An AMBER Alert released on Friday states that Imani is believed to be in grave or immediate danger.

Anyone with information about Imani or Diaz is asked to contact the Missouri City Police Department at 281-403-8700.

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