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Published on February 22, 2024
13-Year-Old Girl Missing, Feared in Grave Danger in Harris County, Houston as AMBER Alert IssuedSource: Harris County Sheriff's Office

An urgent AMBER Alert has been activated for a 13-year-old girl vanished from her Harris County home, with law enforcement labeling the situation as critical, fearing she could be in "grave or immediate danger".

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is leading the search for Cecilia Alvarado, last seen in the early hours of Wednesday at her residence off Sunshine Street, near Highway 90 on Houston's Northeast Side, FOX San Antonio reports; the Sheriff's Office issued the alert, noting with urgency that the girl's safety hangs in the balance, though details of what led to this conclusion haven't been disclosed.

Cecilia is described as standing 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing around 130 pounds with black hair and brown eyes, was last observed wearing a gray shirt paired with black pants, missing at a time when her community was most likely asleep, unaware of the unfolding desperation. Anyone with knowledge of her whereabouts is being implored to come forward with information, no matter how seemingly trivial.

With efforts to locate her intensifying, residents are requested to remain vigilant and to immediately notify authorities at the Harris County Sheriff's Office at (713) 755-7427 with any potential leads, this according to KSAT.