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HELP! TEXAS WOMAN GOES MISSING AT SHOPPING MALL, BABY FOUND ALONE IN CAR

Texas authorities are searching for a woman who hasn’t been heard from or seen since Saturday, whose baby was found alone in her car.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, 34-year-old Laura Read was last seen in the Midtown area of Houston at around 7 p.m. Saturday, in the 3300 block of Smith Street.

Texas EquuSearch reports that Read dropped her boyfriend off at work Saturday, then went shopping at a West Gray Street shopping center. Search volunteers discovered her baby in the are alone.

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“The baby was found in the vehicle, and when they ran the tag number and found out who it was, they realized that we got a mother that’s missing,” Tim Miller with Texas EquuSearch said, according to ABC 13.

“When you find out about a baby in a vehicle and [a] mom missing, it puts a whole new twist on a missing woman.”

Asst. Dir. Frank Black with Texas Equusearch said the baby is less than a year old. The infant is now safe and was found uninjured, KHOU 11 reports.

“The mother wouldn’t leave her child in that car alone,” Black said. “If she was coming here to the store to purchase something, and the baby was found their alone, there’s a great concern for her safety,” Black said.

According to police, Read stands 5-feet-10-inches tall and weighs around 130 pounds.

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No other information is available at this time.

Anyone with information about Read’s whereabouts should contact the Houston Police Department Missing Persons Unit at 832-394-1840 or HPD Patrol at 713-884-3131.

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[Featured Photo: Laur Read/Police Handout]