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AMBER ALERT: Mother found with missing daughter in New Mexico

Jessica Smith's mother, Kimberly. Jessica Smith's mother, Kimberly.
Jessica Smith. Jessica Smith.
Jessica Smith. Photo Source: WFAA. Jessica Smith. Photo Source: WFAA.
Photo Source: WFAA. Photo Source: WFAA.
FORT WORTH, TX (KLTV) -

UPDATED: According to WFAA, Jessica Smith, the missing 11-year old, and mother Kimberly were located in their vehicle, nine miles south of Tres Piedras, New Mexico, an area on the edge of Carson National Forest, according to a release from Fort Worth police. They were 550 miles from home.

"The deputies spotted that car about nine miles south of U.S. 64 and U.S. 285 near the Carson National Forest," said KOAT reporter Liz McKernan in Taos, New Mexico. "We are told that they were a little bit lethargic, but that Jessica herself was in very good spirits, and obviously very happy to be found."

Apparently, Jessica was tired and hungry but appeared safe, but her mother seemed "out of it," according to deputies who spoke with WFAA.

Kimberly Smith will be extradited to Fort Worth on two felony warrants, aggravated assault and endangering a child. The warrants were issued after the investigation showed "acts of violence" took place, police said.


An Amber Alert has been issued for a missing 11-year-old girl out of Fort Worth.

Jessica Smith, 11, was last seen early Tuesday morning in Tarrant County.

She's described as a white female with brown hair and eyes, standing 5'1" and weighing about 120 pounds.

Fort Worth Police are searching for a 2007 silver Mazda CX9 TX BMZ 390. Authorities say the vehicle has tinted windows and a green Harley-Davidson decal on the window.

Authorities believe Jessica was taken by her mother, Kimberly Smith.

If you have any information regarding Jessica's whereabouts or the suspect vehicle, please call the Fort Worth Police Department at (817) 335-4222.

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