Amber Alert: Uncle says 14-year-old is being 'manipulated' by older man

Amber Alert: Uncle says 14-year-old is being 'manipulated' by older man

Credit: Photo released by Harris County Constable’s Office Precinct 4

Haylie White, 14, was taken from her home Tuesday afternoon by 33-year-old Jacob West, investigators said.

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by Drew Karedes / KHOU 11 News & KHOU.com staff

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Posted on January 23, 2013 at 7:57 PM

Updated Monday, Jan 28 at 2:17 PM

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — There's still no sign of the 14-year-old girl who is believed to be with a man more than twice her age.

An Amber Alert was issued for the girl on Tuesday afternoon.

Deputies say she left her uncle's north Harris County home with 33-year-old Jacob West, investigators said.

“We were up most of the night hoping to get a phone call,” said the girl’s uncle. “The longer it goes, the more concerned we get.”

The uncle says the girl moved into his home on By the Lake Way in Cypress last week. Her family was trying to keep her away from West, who lives next door to her mother.

“We basically told him she was moving in here, we did not want him in the picture, it was inappropriate,” said the uncle.

Authorities say West ignored the family’s requests and continued to pursue the teen girl. Tuesday afternoon she was taking a walk with family and jumped into his car.

“She hopped in the guy’s truck and took off,” said Nixon. “I think he is manipulating her.”

The girl has brown hair and brown eyes, and is 5 feet tall and 120 pounds. She was last seen wearing a tie-dyed shirt and blue jeans.

The suspect was driving a 2005 silver GMC Envoy with Texas License Plate #AT42794.

He is 6-feet 2-inches tall and weighs 220 pounds. He has brown eyes and short brown hair.

The FBI was involved in the search as of Wednesday afternoon. Anyone with information is asked to contact deputies.

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