AMBER Alert issued for 5 Houston-area children

The 5 lacking boys had been final seen round 5:30 a.m. on Marina Alto Lane, close to the intersection of West Road and Fry Road.

HOUSTON — An AMBER Alert was issued Tuesday afternoon for 5 children who had been final seen within the Cypress space on Tuesday morning with their organic mom and her boyfriend, who’re both being charged in reference to their disappearance, in response to officers.

They had been final seen round 5:30 a.m. at a house on (*5*), close to the intersection of West Road and Fry Road. Authorities had been seen looking out the house later within the day. They left the house round 4 p.m.

The children

  • Nicholas Menina, 8
  • Zyden Menina, 10
  • Jovion Menina, 12
  • Javier Menina, 12
  • Jared Menina, 14

Authorities stated they imagine the children are additionally with their brother, Jamerian Robinson, 18.

The children’ organic mom has been recognized as Zaikiya Duncan, 40, and her boyfriend has been recognized as Jova Terrell, 27. They are each within the strategy of being charged with damage to a baby, in response to Harris County Precinct 5 Constable Ted Heap.

They assume the children are in a silver Mitsubishi Outlander with Louisiana license plate 234EUF. Heap’s office stated the SUV has a “Rick and Morty” sticker on the again window.

Anyone with details about their whereabouts is requested to name the Harris County Precinct 5 Constables Dispatch Office at 281-463-6666.

Biological Mom Zaikiya Duncan and her boyfriend Jova Terrell are within the strategy of being charged with Injury to a Child…

Posted by Ted Heap, Harris County Constable Precinct 5 on Tuesday, October 18, 2022

No images of the children can be found.

Here’s a map of the realm through which the children had been final seen:

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Certain standards need to be met in order for law enforcement to issue an AMBER Alert for a lacking little one age 17 or youthful.

First, there must be an inexpensive perception by legislation enforcement that an abduction occurred. Additionally, the legislation enforcement company believes that the kid is in imminent hazard of great bodily damage or demise.

Another criterion is that there’s sufficient descriptive details about the sufferer and the kidnapping that will help within the recovery of the kid, reminiscent of a car description or license plate quantity.

As a part of the AMBER Alert, the kid’s title and different important date parts, together with the kid abduction flag, are entered into the National Crime Information Center.

The AMBER Alert system, utilized in all 50 states in addition to the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, was created in 1996. It stands for America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response and was created as a legacy to 9-year-old Amber Hagerman, who was kidnapped whereas driving her bike in Arlington, Texas, and later murdered.

You can view all active Texas AMBER Alerts from the Texas Dept. of Public Safety here.

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