An 8-month-old child who was in her mother’s car when it was stolen was found safe early this morning snuggled in her car seat that was left among weeds along a Houston road.
The infant, Genesis Haley, was in her mother’s car at a Houston area gas station when the car was stolen. Police were able to locate the stolen vehicle, but the child was still missing.
An amber alert was issued immediately.
Early this morning, Hong Nyugen, was out for a jog and called 911 after saying she heard a crying baby in the brushes along a road.
“I heard the crying baby,” Nguyen told ABC News. “I looked around and didn’t see anyone nearby, I found the baby lying in the car seat,” she said.
“There were a few ants on her hand, maybe a few insects,” Nguyen said.
Police hurried to the scene and found Genesis in the bushes
She was taken to Texas Children’s Hospital and is in good condition, Houston Police Department public information officer Victor Senties told ABC News.
Nguyen, who is from Vietnam and is visiting relatives in the U.S., said normally she doesn’t go jogging and that today was the first day she decided to go for a run. “Normally I stay at home,” she said.
“I didn’t know that the baby was missing,” Nguyen said. “I was very worried and a little bit scared in that situation, so I just wanted to call the police to help me and to find the parent to get her back to her parent.”
Houston Police have released a sketch of the man who stole the car and kidnapped Genesis. He is described as being in his late teens or early 20s, about 5-feet-9. Police are urging anyone with information on the kidnapping to call the department at 713-308-3600.