According to family members, a missing Texas girl has last been seen with her alleged kidnapper in Zwolle, Louisiana.
Alexis “Lexi” Johnson, aged 6, was taken away from her home in Houston after a domestic dispute that involved the girl’s mother and the kidnapping suspect, Harvey Eugene York, Jr.
It appears that the man, who was the woman’s ex-boyfriend, was visiting the family, when an argument started. As a result, he was told to leave the house, and in revenge he seized the child as well, although he is not her actual father.
As State Police has reported, the two were last seen in Houston on Sunday, October 11. According to witnesses they left together in the man’s car, a 2000 Ford F-150 pickup truck. It was believed at the time that York was headed for Louisiana, where he is originally from.
Shortly afterwards, an Amber alert was issued by Texas authorities, although the family has insisted that the man poses no risk to the girl and wouldn’t actually harm her.
On Monday morning, the girl’s mother was called by York’s mother, who informed her that the pair had just visited her house in Zwolle, Louisiana, outside of Shreveport.
This has prompted Louisiana State Police to issue a Level II Endangered/Missing Child Advisory, as they joined the frantic search for the girl’s whereabouts. A police helicopter crew has also been canvassing the area, in search for the missing child and her presumed abductor.
According to Sabine Parish law enforcement, the blue, silver-striped vehicle, with Louisiana license plate F163202, has eventually been discovered off LA 120, between Zwolle and Belmont.
However, there was no sign of the child or her alleged kidnapper, and authorities have been tight-lipped regarding the progress of the investigation.
Some sources suggest that a pursuit is currently underway, and there are fears that Alexis Johnson might be accidentally injured as the man attempts to evade police officers.
The girl wears glasses and has shoulder-length brown hair and brown eyes. She is about 3 feet 7 inches tall and weighs around 63 pounds.
Harvey Eugene York Jr. is a 40-year old white male, with brown hair and green eyes. He is 5 feet 7 inches tall, and weighs approximately 160 pounds.
Anyone who holds information regarding the whereabouts of the child or the suspect is urged to immediately contact the Harris County Sheriff’s Office at 713-221-6000 or the Louisiana State Police at 225-925-6536.
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