UPDATE 7PM: The Amber Alert for 13-year-old Wendy Hernandez-Orantes has been lifted. KWTX-TV reports that the girl was found in a Houston apartment complex and is safe. Three people were reportedly detained. Police have not released their names.


An Amber Alert has been issued for a girl last seen early Monday morning in Katy, TX, and her family worries the teen may have been abducted by a gang.

13-year-old Wendy Hernandez-Orantes was last seen walking toward a bus stop at 2013 North Fry Road in Katy at 6:25 AM Monday.

Wendy is Hispanic girl weighing around 100 pounds and standing at 4'10". She has brown eyes and black hair, and was last seen wearing beige pants, a gray blouse with a white square pattern print, and black-and-pink tennis shoes.

According to KHOU-TV, the teen's mother believes she may have been abducted by a 20-year-old Hispanic man named Jose Enrique Ramos Rivera, who also goes by the name Enrique Mejia.

According to Wendy's mother, the man is a member of a gang from El Salvador that kidnapped the girl once before, abused the girl, then returned her to her family on the condition that they not tell police.

If you see the girl, the suspect, or know anything about this abduction, please call the Katy ISD Police at (281) 237-4000 or Katy Police at (281) 391-4848.

Wendy Hernandez-Orantes - Police Photo