Texas AMBER Alert

AMBER Alert: 2-year-old boy missing from Houston area FOUND SAFE

by Leigh Egan



Mark Leeson was found safe and appeared unharmed. The AMBER Alert has been canceled.

Original Story

A 2 year-old little boy is missing from the Houston area, and police believe that he’s in grave danger.

La Marque, Texas, authorities are searching for Hailey Richter, 18, and Zikeyas McCullum, 21, in connection with Mark Leeson, a young boy that went missing on Thursday near Galveston County, around 40 miles from Houston.

Mark, a white toddler, has brown hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing blue jeans and a black t-shirt with a dump truck on the front. Hailey Richter, a white female, is five-foot-nine inches tall, weighs around 190 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Richter, a black male, stand five-foot-two inches tall, with black hair and brown eyes. He weighs around 134 pounds.

They were last seen driving a black, 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee, with Texas license plate, FTM1941.

Anyone with information about the abduction should call the La Marque police at 409-938-9269.

[Feature Photo: La Marque PD]

Leigh Egan is a crime-fighting journalist and editor who specializes in breaking news and investigative true crime coverage. With more than a decade of experience under her belt, Leigh’s work can be found in a number of high-profile national publications. For Leigh, learning didn’t stop after college. She considers herself a lifelong learner who frequently takes media and journalism courses to keep abreast of the latest happenings and innovations in her field.