Breaking News
More () »

Missing 1-year-old at center of AMBER Alert found safe, suspect in custody

APD said the baby was found safe Wednesday afternoon.

AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin Police Department said a missing one-year-old girl has been found safe.

The child was last seen on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at approximately 8 p.m. in southwest Austin. She was reported found Wednesday afternoon. The girl's biological mother, Jessica Skelton, was identified as a person of interest. 

The girl was found with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Office. Skelton was taken into custody on unrelated charges. 

Affidavits out for Skelton indicate she is facing two felony charges from incidents that happened a week before the AMBER Alert was issued. Skelton faces charges for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and burglary of a residence. 

The investigation remains ongoing at this time, APD said.

Credit: Austin Police Department

KVUE on social media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube


Austin police investigating homicide at Auditorium Shores

La Barbecue owner, manager indicted on workers' compensation fraud charges

Despite this week's rainfall, Central Texas lake levels did not improve

Three Hays CISD students have died from suspected fentanyl overdoses in past month, school district says

Before You Leave, Check This Out