A Texas baby was found alive by a jogger who found her in a car seat abandoned near a running trail.
Hong Nguyen, 34, told police she found 8-month-old Genesis Haley crying in a car seat in tall grass near Ella Boulevard in Houston while she was jogging, just hours after an Amber Alert had been issued, the Daily Mail reports.
Nguyen called 911 and officers confirmed it was the same child who was abducted Monday morning.
Police say Genesis Haley’s mother left her in the car outside a Houston gas station while she went inside the store to pay, when someone drove off with the child still inside the vehicle.
The stolen Saturn Ion was found abandoned at a nearby apartment complex along Greens Parkway shortly after, but Haley and her car seat were nowhere to be seen.
According to KHOU, the vehicle’s license plates were also removed and a stroller and a baby blanket were found dumped in the grass nearby.
An Amber Alert had been issued by police around 3 a.m. after the car was located.
Nguyen, who is from Vietnam and visiting relatives in Texas, was jogging along the road at about 7:45 a.m. when she heard a baby crying, NBC reports.
She went to investigate and found Haley, who had been alone in her car seat for nearly 6 hours.
“I see the baby moving in the car seat so I called 911. I stayed with the baby,” Nguyen told ABC13.
K-9 officers and a helicopter were searching a wooded area near the apartment complex, which was also being investigated.
The baby, who was unharmed except for some ant bites, was taken to a hospital for a medical examination.
The search is on for the suspect and a sketch of the man has been released. He is described as a black male in his late teens or early 20s, and stands about 5-foot-9 tall.