Amber Alert issued for missing teen, her father found dead

- Houston law enforcement is conducting a massive search following the disappearance of a 14-year-old girl.  

The missing girl has been identified as Adriana Coronado, a 9th grader at Mayde Creek High School, where she was a distinguished honor roll student.
"At this point in time, based on the information that we have, we do feel like it is a very strong possibility and we are working it as if it's been abducted," said Clint R. McRae, the Sheriff of the Walker County Sheriff's Office.

Adriana was last seen with her father, Cesar Vladimir Coronado, on Saturday in Katy.

A white ford pickup truck likely related to the case was found burnt out in Conroe near Enterprise Road and Short Lane.

But the father's body was found farther up north Monday morning in a rural property in the northern portion of Walker County.

The sheriff's office said his body was burned and that gunshots were involved.

Investigators say they were likely together the entire time.

"Investigators with the department have reason to believe that Adriana may have been with her father during the time of the homicide," said Sheriff McRae.

Coronado is described as being about 5 feet tall and weighs about 105 pounds. She is Hispanic, has black hair and brown eyes and usually wears black framed glasses.

Her friends say she was bright and liked by her classmates.

"She was a straight a student, and she was always helping me in biology because I'm not good at biology," said Kristen Faith, a friend of the missing girl.

"She was always there to help me and explain everything to me. She was a really good friend."

Police said she lived with her dad at the Sevona Park Row Apartments.

The girl's mother told Fox 26 in Spanish that she is in Mexico right now, recovering from a surgery.

Police say they do not know what the father was doing in Walker county.

If you have any information about Coronado's whereabouts, please call the Walker County Sheriff's Office at 936-435-2400.

Up Next:

  • Popular

  • Recent

More from FOX 26 Houston