Missing Grimes County Girl Safely Recovered

By: KBTX Staff
By: KBTX Staff

A Grimes County girl is safe and back with her family after she was found safe Saturday morning in Madisonville.

Four-year-old Mayra Ruiz's scary ordeal ended Saturday morning after being missing since Wednesday.

Authorities found her with her grandmother's common-law-husband.

A Madisonville Police officer on patrol found Leonel Garcia's vehicle parked behind a vacant restaurant building on Highway 21 near I-45.

Garcia, 40, was arrested on a charge of kidnapping and taken back to Grimes County. He was jailed on $5,000 bond.

Authorities say Mayra was not harmed during the incident. They say when they found her, she was a little scared and hungry; but otherwise in good condition.

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