Texas-wide Amber Alert issued for 10-year-old boy

RIO HONDO, Texas – Authorities have issued a statewide Amber Alert for a 10-year-old boy missing out of South Texas.

Police say the child was taken from the town of Rio Hondo, north of Brownsville.

Authorities are on the lookout for a Hispanic woman who may have taken him. The child, Angel Jesus Jimenez De La Cruz, is 4-feet-7 inches tall and weighs about 100 pounds. He was wearing a red shirt and blue jeans.

Police say the woman believed to have taken him is driving a silver or gray 4-door sedan. If you have any information, you’re urged to call Rio Hondo ISD police at 956-238-0006.

Rio Hondo ISD released the following statement Thursday morning:

On Wednesday, October 25, 2017 a 5th grade at the Rio Hondo Intermediate was released during car pick up to an unknown individual who we have now confirmed was the mother of the student. The district has also learned that this surrounds a domestic dispute and the student remains with his mother. The safety and security of all students at Rio Hondo ISD remains a priority to us, and we will continue to work with the family during this difficult time. 

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