An Amber Alert was canceled for a baby girl who went missing Monday when the car she was left in was stolen from a Houston gas station. A jogger heard a baby crying and discovered 8-month-old Genesis Haley in a field, still strapped in her car seat, said Kefe Smith, a spokesman for the Houston Police Department. Genesis appeared to be healthy, but she was transported to Texas Children’s Hospital “out of precaution,” Smith said.
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The infant’s mother told police that she left Genesis in the car when she went inside to pay for gas, and watched as someone drove the vehicle away. But the mother didn't have her cellphone and had to find a way home before she could report her daughter missing at about 3:30 a.m., Smith said. A short time after the baby was found, the Houston Police Department released an artist’s sketch of a suspect they were looking for in connection with the kidnapping, but did not have anyone in custody.
Jogger Hong Nguyen found Genesis Haley in a car seat and called 911.
Houston Police Department via KHOU-11 Facebook
Genesis Haley wrapped in an HPD uniform after she was found in tall grass.
— Alexander Smith and Elisha Fieldstadt
First published June 23 2014, 3:43 AM