Garland Texas Teen Found Safe After Amber Alert; Police investigate kidnapping case

On July 2, just after 8.30pm, Garland Police responded to the 3200 block of West Buckingham Road to a welfare concern. At the scene, officers spoke with a witness who saw 17-year-old Yadhira Monserrat Medina being dragged against her will into a white Ford or GM pickup truck with beige or silver trim. The witness recognized the suspect as Yadhira’s ex-boyfriend, 20-year-old David Emanuel Maldonado. The vehicle then left the scene, driven by a third person, heading west on Buckingham Road.

Yadhira Medina is a 5 foot, 150 pound Hispanic female. She has reddish-brown hair with brown eyes, wears glasses, and was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, black sweatpants, and carrying a black backpack.

David Maldonado is a Hispanic male, approximately 5’07”, approximately 160 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair.

Youth Crimes detectives are actively investigating this incident believed to be a kidnapping and have reason to believe that Yadhira is in danger.

The Texas Department of Public Safety is assisting Garland PD by activating an Amber Alert.

If anyone knows where Yadhira or David is, they are asked to call 9-1-1 or 972-485-4840.

UPDATE: Yadhira Medina is safe at home with her family. This remains an active investigation.

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