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Kidnap victims found safe, abductor brought into custody

Rodrick Garcia
24-year-old Kristian Garcia
Posted at 8:44 PM, Jun 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-10 14:21:03-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The mother and daughter who were kidnapped earlier this week have been found safe and their abductor is in police custody, police said.

Jezabel and Zaylee Zamora are safe. Kristian Garcia is in Police custody.

We will update with more information as it is made available.

UPDATE: Corpus Christi police are looking for an accomplice they believe is involved in the kidnapping of Jezabel and Jaylee Zamora.

Police say that a warrant has been secured for 26-year-old Rodrick Garcia for kidnapping (a $100,000 bond) as they believe he may have been working alongside Kristian Garcia.

Rodrick Garcia is described as a white male who stands 5-feet-8 inches tall and weighs approximately 165 pounds. He has dark brown hair and brown eyes. He may or may not currently have facial hair.

Investigators continue to seek assistance in finding the whereabouts of Jezabel and Zaylee Zamora. If they are seen, please call 911 immediately.

UPDATE: Corpus Christi police say they have recovered the White Cadillac Escalade that Jezabel and Zaylee Zamora were abducted in on Tuesday.

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Corpus Christi police have issued an Amber Alert and a CLEAR Alert for Jezabel and Zaylee Zamora, a mother and her 1-year-old daughter reportedly kidnapped by Jezabel Zamora's ex-boyfriend.

In a post to its website Tuesday night, CCPD said officers were called to the 6800 block of Windy Creek Drive, near Airline and Wooldridge Road, for an abduction around 3:15 p.m. Tuesday.

When officers arrived, they were told 24-year-old Kristian Garcia entered 18-year-old Jezabel Zamora's home without consent. Zamora reportedly is Garcia's ex-girlfriend.

Witnesses told police that Garcia forced Zamora and her daughter, Zaylee Zamora, to leave with him against their will.

Amber Alerts are issued for children believed to be in danger, and CLEAR Alerts are issued for adults believed to be in danger. CCPD said they believe the mother and daughter are in danger.

Garcia, Zamora and Zaylee were last seen leaving in a white, 2007 Cadillac Escalade with Texas license plate number 4SJKC.

Garcia is described as 24-year-old male, who stands 5-7, and weighs approximately 160 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

He has a scar on his face, and visible tattoos on both forearms.

Zamora's family is worried for their concern with Garcia wanted for two other alleged crimes of murder and aggravated robbery.