Texas Amber Alert: 1-year-old Sailor Tucker found safe, 22-year-old biological mom in custody

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Wednesday, August 24, 2022
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HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A statewide search for a 1-year-old girl who was taken out of Austin has ended with the child being found safe.

The Austin Police Department tweeted the good news about Sailor Tucker just after 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

While information about how and where she was found was not disclosed, the police department said she was located with the help of the U.S. Marshals Office.

A 22-year-old woman, whom authorities earlier described as a suspect tied to the reported abduction, was taken into custody.

Jessica Skelton, who is the child's biological mother, was detained on unrelated charges.

Sailor Tucker, left, is the 1-year-old girl missing since Tuesday night out of Austin. Police say she may be with 22-year-old Jessica Skelton, right.
Texas Dept. of Public Safety

Police had said Sailor was last seen Tuesday night and that she was in danger.