17-Year-Old Girl Found Safe, Former Boyfriend Sought in Her Abduction

The girl's 20-year-old former boyfriend is being sought by police

David Emanuel Maldonado
Garland Police Department

Editor's Note: This article was been updated to remove the image and personally identifying information of the victim after she was located.

Police have found the 17-year-old girl who was the subject of an Amber Alert out of Garland over the weekend, police said, and now her 20-year-old former boyfriend is being sought in the abduction.

According to the Garland Police Department, she was found safe on Sunday.

The incident began when officers responded to the 3200 block of West Buckingham Road to a concern for welfare on Saturday just after 8:30 p.m., police said.

According to police, when officers arrived, they spoke with a witness who saw the girl being dragged into a vehicle against her will.

Police said the witness recognized the suspect as girl's ex-boyfriend, 20-year-old David Emanuel Maldonado.

Maldonado weighs 5’7” and weighs approximately 160 pounds, police said. He has black hair, brown eyes, and was last seen driving a white Ford or GM pickup truck with an unknown license plate number and tan or silver trimming on the body.

According to police, the vehicle then left the area, driven by a third person, traveling westbound on Buckingham Road. 

Anyone with information regarding this abduction should call 911 or contact the Garland Police Department at 972-485-4840.

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