Amber Alert Issued For 14-Year-Old Girl - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Amber Alert Issued For 14-Year-Old Girl

Suspect is known to have "obsession" with the victim



    Amber Alert Issued For 14-Year-Old Girl

    Police are looking for Ruby Zavala, 14, and Jesus Ramirez, 22, who police say is believed to be mentally ill and dangerous. (Published Sunday, May 5, 2013)

    Law enforcement across North Texas are looking for a 14-year-old girl and 23-year-old male suspect as part of a statewide Amber Alert.

    Abducted Child

    The missing girl is 14-year-old Ruby Zavala. She is 5 feet tall and weighs 120 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a white top, blue jeans and tan shoes.


    The suspect is 23-years-old Jesus Ramirez. he is 5 foot, 9 inches tall and weighs 165 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black baseball cap.

    Both were seen in the Mt. Pleasant area, about 100 miles east of Dallas around 2:00 p.m.

    KETK, the NBC affiliate in Tyler reported Ramirez is said to be armed, dangerous and mentally ill. "He is known to have an obsession with the victim," police told KETK.

    Mount Pleasant Police said this all started around Sunday at 1:00 p.m. A mother and her two children were kidnapped from Saint Micheal's Catholic Church at 1403 E. First St. in Mount Pleasant.

    Police said the three were then driven to a county residence where the mother and one child were released. However, the suspect drove off with Zavala. 

    At this time, police do not have a vehicle description. 

    If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Ruby please call 903-575-4004.