North Texas

Missing Washington Woman, Child Found in North Texas

A missing 32-year-old Seattle-area woman and her 3-year-old son were found in a North Texas shelter Friday.

Police said Katie Daniels left Washington with her son Nahum Pauni against a court order. Last contact with Daniels was June 28.

King County Sheriff's deputies said they traced Daniels' credit cards, which were used at the Days Inn motel in Irving and an Extended Stay America hotel in Fort Worth as recently as July 6. They said she has been using Uber to travel.

Records indicate that Daniels lived in Plano and Addison from 2007 to 2009.

A television viewer saw the story on the morning news and told the Fort Worth police the mother and son were at an area shelter.

Daniels has a medical condition that prevents her from taking proper care of her son, according to authorities.

Police said the boy is now safe.

Police had asked anyone with information about Daniels' or Pauni's whereabouts to contact the King County Sheriff's Office in Washington.

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