Amber Alert canceled for 3-year-old South Houston boy

UPDATE (7:45 p.m.): The Houston Regional Amber Alert for Isaiah Benitez has been canceled. The child has been safely located and the suspect is in custody.



Texas Center for the Missing has issued a Houston Regional Amber Alert for the South Houston Police Department for missing 3-year-old Isaiah Benitez (DOB 01/05/12). He has brown hair and brown eyes and was last seen in South Houston around 1:00 PM today.

The suspected abductor is Isaiah's mother, Veronica Ann Padilla (DOB 02/03/88). Ms. Padilla's children have been removed from her custody by CPS and the child is considered to be in danger. Ms. Padilla abducted Isaiah from his guardian's home.

Ms. Padilla is believed to be driving a 2007 Black, 4-door, Nissan Altima with expired Texas License Plate BXN6418. The vehicle has damaged near the headlight on the driver's side.

Anyone with information regarding the child, the suspect or the vehicle is asked to immediately call the South Houston Police Department at 713-944-1910.

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