UPDATE: Amber Alert discontinued after missing East Texas girl found safe

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UPDATE (8:00 A.M.) – The Amber Alert for Zimia Whitaker has been discontinued after she was found safely.

CENTER, Texas (KETK) – An AMBER Alert has been issued for a 2-year-old girl from East Texas.

Officials are searching for Zimia Whitaker, who was last seen at 12 p.m. on Tuesday wearing a pink shirt and white shorts. Authorities are searching for 27-year-old Zenas Whitaker in connection to Zimia Whitaker’s disappearance.

According to the Deep East Texas Amber Alert Program, officials found a brown Ford Fusion in Nacogdoches. They now believe Zenas Whitaker is in a blue Jeep Compass with a license plate that says MDD 4900.  Authorities believe Whitaker could harm the child because he allegedly beat the mother.

Zimia is described by authorities as having blonde hair, blue eyes, weighs 30 pounds, and stands 2’6″ tall. Zenas reportedly weighs 150 pounds and stands 5’6″ tall. He also has black hair and brown eyes.

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