Mariah Martinez was found after going missing in 2016, after a tip from a viewer, who saw a part of her disappearance on a tv show.
(National Center for Missing & Exploited Children)
A girl who vanished in 2016 is discovered safe after a viewer sent a tip to the authorities following a television segment which recorded the disappearance of the child.
Mariah Martinez, 9, was last seen on 18 October 2016, after being taken from her home in Lubbock, Texas. The girl was featured on a segment on A&E’s “Live PD” program on Friday.
The show hosts recorded of the events that led to Martinez’s disappearance. The girl’s mother, Amanda, was close to losing the custody of her three children when she decided to flee instead of going to court. The mother has Mariah, 8 years old, and her two sisters, Jeremiah Martinez, 5, and Leimiah Martinez McGavok, 2, FOX2NOW reported.
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A court order is issued after Amanda’s boyfriend allegedly beat the 5-year-old in the nose and threatened to kill the family by driving their car into a pond.
The police were tipped off to the family’s residence in January 2017. The officials Amanda Martinez and two of her children, but not Mariah. The mother was arrested on the felony charges and is in the police. The authorities tried to find out where Mariah was by the mother, but she refused to cooperate, the program reported.
The authorities believed Mariah was still in Texas, but could be in New Mexico by the mother of the contacts in the state.
The program ended by asking viewers to contact the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children [NCMEC] — and someone has. The centre will be posted on Facebook on Tuesday that She was found in New Mexico after a viewer tip.
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“Mariah was seen on Live PD on A&E Friday. We received a viewer tip and worked w/ Lubbock Police Department New Mexico State Police to find her. A big thank you for bringing home one of our children!” the middle stated.
The Technical Department of the Police issued a statement saying they were grateful to NCMEC to help find Martinez.
“The Technical Department of the Police is grateful to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children continued this case on the top of their priority list, to ensure that She return[s] home safely,” the department stated.
We like to have a second #clarify a few things regarding the Mariah Martinez case! Read the below statement! #LivePD #LivePDNation pic.twitter.com/zqoP4gUM6V
— Lubbock Police Dept. (@LubbockPolice) March 27, 2018
Police did not release any further details about where the girl was and who she was. Fox News’ request for a response from the Technical Department of the Police was not immediately returned.