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Martina Lopez, missing Houston woman with autism, found safe

Texas EquuSearch said Martina Lopez was found safe and will soon be reunited with her family.

HOUSTON — A 20-year-old woman with autism who had been missing since Sept. 11 was found safe Tuesday, according to Texas EquuSearch.

Houston police on Monday morning released additional photos of Martina Lopez, 20, a woman with autism who authorities feared may be vulnerable to predators.

Texas EquuSearch said Lopez was found safe and will soon be reunited with her family.

Lopez was last seen at her residence located at the 6800 block of Roswell on Houston's north side. Police had previously searched areas around the Houston Zoo, as it was believed she may have taken the light rail there.

Credit: HPD
Martina Lopez, 20, missing Houston woman | New photos released by police Sept. 21, 2020
Credit: Texas EquuSearch
20 year-old Martina Lopez, missing Houston woman

A searcher said the zoo and Hermann Park are among her favorite places and are part of her regular routine.

Texas EquuSearch released this statement last Tuesday about her disappearance:

"The search for 20 year-old Martina Lopez is quickly intensifying so we can find her safe, and prevent her from being harmed. Martina has several serious medical issues, and she is not intellectually able to know she is in danger. Martina is very naive and childlike, which makes her vulnerable to any predator. Our searchers are working around the clock to find this girl safe. Please make your viewers and readers aware of how urgent it is to find Martina quick. Her physical and mental well-being depends it."