Authorities looking for a 41-year-old woman suspected of severely beating her mother and taking her 6-year-old daughter issue an Amber Alert.
The alert was issued for Jewel Noel Klein, 6, who was picked up by an unknown person driving her grandmother's car at Rebecca Creek Elementary School on Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.
Authorities said she had been assaulted a short time earlier.
Balantac, who is Martin's mother, has legal conservatorship of Jewel.
Deputies were able to communicate with Balantac for a short time, and she was able to give them some information, implicating her daughter, he said. She was taken to a hospital, which could not immediately release her condition.
Investigators realized Jewel was missing only after Balantac was taken to the hospital, Reynolds said. He said Martin was seen driving Balantac's blue Hyundai Sonata before the assault.