Amber Alert: Missing Carrollton girl Rosemary Lee Singer, 10, found safe; father charged in her mother's murder
Rosemary Lee Singer had gone missing after her 45-year-old mother Maria Romero Ramos was found dead early Wednesday morning
CARROLLTON, TEXAS: A 10-year-old Texas girl, Rosemary Lee Singer, who was at the center of an Amber Alert, has been been found safe and unharmed at a motel after her mother was found murdered.
Rosemary disappeared after her 45-year-old mother Maria Romero Ramos was murdered.
The Carrollton Police Department posted an update Wednesday morning saying that Rosemary was located with her father, Ronald Singer, who is Maria's ex-husband.
Singer was taken into custody and has been charged in the murder of Maria, who was found dead by her roommate at 1930 E. Hebron Parkway in Carrollton, near Dallas, around 1 am on Wednesday, March 3.
UPDATE: She's safe, he's in custody.— Carrollton TX Police (@CarrolltonTXPD) March 3, 2021
With the help of @redoakpd and @DallasPD, we have located Rosemary and Ronald Stinger. The child is safe and her father now charged with murdering her mother.
More details to come. Media availability in front of @CarrolltonTXPD 11:15 a.m. https://t.co/YaFNSr6Pyh
Rosemary had gone missing after Singer picked her up from a friend's home around 10 p.m. Tuesday. When he showed up, the family she was with did not know that Rosemary's mother had been murdered.
Rosemary has now bee taken into the care of Child Protection Services.
Carrollton PD said the Red Oak and Dallas Police Departments helped in the search for Rosemary.
"On the heels of tragedy and tragic loss of life, we had the best possible outcome occur," Chief Derick Miller said at a press conference.
He attributed their success to the Amber Alert. "This is an example of society coming together, to include law enforcement in the North Texas region and also the media and then most importantly the citizens of our city and the citizens of greater Dallas."
Earlier, the local police, who were "very, very concerned" after Rosemary went missing, had asked for public help in finding the girl. Singer was reportedly driving a black 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV with Texas license plate NLZ-4205, which belonged to Maria.