HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – Deputies late Wednesday released a sketch and detailed description of the suspect that kidnapped a 5-year-old girl from a county library earlier this week.
The suspect was described as a Hispanic male between 30 and 36 years old. He stood about 5-foot-4 to 5-foot-5 and weighed 160 to 180 pounds. The assailant had a protruding stomach, deputies said.
Investigators with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office are seeking clues in the abduction, which happened Tuesday night at the Fairbanks Library on Gessner Road on the northwest side of town.
According to investigators, the child was at the library with her mom and teenage sister. At some point, she got separated from her family and that’s when a man lured her into his vehicle, deputies said.
The girl was spotted 15 minutes later crying and walking alone in a field near the intersection of Gessner and Tanner Road. The girl was taken to Texas Children’s Hospital to be evaluated.
Authorities said the library had surveillance cameras, but they weren’t working at the time.
Deputies said the man was wearing a dark jogging suit and a black Chicago Bulls cap. The suspect was driving a dark vehicle, which might have been brown.
Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 713-755-6044 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.