Texas Amber Alert discontinued: Missing 11-month-old out of Midland found safe

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Wednesday, January 18, 2023
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MIDLAND, Texas (KTRK) -- A statewide Amber Alert has been discontinued after it was issued late Tuesday night for an 11-month-old girl.

Authorities issued an update just before 1 a.m. Wednesday that Darla Steve had been found.

Darla was last seen at 12:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 16 in the 2700 block of Southwest Street in Midland, Texas, nearly eight hours from Houston.

Officials believed Darla may have been with 29-year-old Zach Jack Smith. Their relationship was not immediately disclosed.

It wasn't immediately known where Darla was found or why authorities believed she was in danger.

Darla Steve, left, was last seen early morning on Jan. 16, 2023, in Midland, Texas. Zach Smith, right, was identified as the suspect last seen with her.
Texas Dept. of Public Safety