Amber Alert: Where is Imani Stephens? Missouri girl, 11, goes missing from home again
An amber alert was issued after the disappearance of an 11-year-old girl from Missouri city, as per police. The victim was identified as Imani Stephens, who is said to be last seen in the 3700 block of Dry Creek Drive at around 1:45 am. The law enforcement officials clarified that Stephens was sporting glasses, a black and gray shirt with black striped red letters, multicolored sweatpants, and crocks at the time of the disappearance. She also has scars on both her wrists.
According to the officials, Stephens previously ran away on July 9 as well but was tracked down using Find My Phone, as explained by the family. They also reveal that she was found with an older man at the time she ran away. The missing child lives with the grandmother who thinks her granddaughter took off with a man she met on the internet. She explained that Stephens used bedsheets to climb down of the second-story overnight and could have purposefully left her phone and belongings behind.
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Earlier, the Texas Department of Public Safety shortlisted two men to be the potential suspects and sent in a bulletin on social media in hopes to apprehend these suspects. However, both of them were soon cleared of suspicion. Both the suspects, aged 28 and 21, share the same name, Diaz. One of the suspects even went down to the police station to clear out his name once he found out he was connected with the disappearance of Stephens, as per Click2Houston.
Amber Alert issued for 11-year-old girl
Stephens's grandmother explained that her father passed away when she was 5 months old and has not been able to fully recover. After clearing two men of suspicion, the suspect still remains at large and is considered a threat by the officials. Police said it is believed she is in 'grave or immediate danger'. The FBI and the Houston Police Department are assisting the ongoing investigation. A security guard working in the night shift in the neighborhood told KHOU, "He walked to the corner of the house, and then, all of a sudden, they, him and the little girl, no more than 11 or 12 years old, walked back. He must’ve been at least in his 20s or 30s.”
Explaining that the girl wasn't forced to get into the truck, Santos continues, “He gets in, she gets in, and so at that moment, I’m like I kind of wanted to go over there and stop them, because I thought it was kind of suspicious. But at the same time, he wasn’t dragging her or anything. Kimberly Wright, Stephen's grandmother was worried sick as she expressed her concerns in a video seen on Twitter.
Contact the Missouri City Police Department at 281-403-8700 or Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at 281-342-8477 if you have any information.