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Little girl is now safe in foster care after mother lost custody, did not hand her over, DFPS says

Authorities were searching for 3-year-old Elly'Anna Garcia who they believed was with her mother.
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UPDATE 9/16: The little girl is now safe and in foster care, Texas DFPS says.

No further details were immediately provided. Previous story follows.

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HOUSTON — State authorities are searching for a 3-year-old girl who they believed is with her mother.

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services said Christina Kaput took Elly'Anna Garcia after the girl was ordered into state custody by a judge in Randall County on Monday.

They were last seen in Plainview and DFPS officials said they believe they're heading to Houston or the Dallas area.

Anyone with information about their whereabouts is asked to contact Child Protective Investigations at 806-341-5385.