Amber Alert canceled for 8-year-old out of Coldspring after she's safe with family

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Thursday, March 9, 2023
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An Amber Alert was issued Wednesday for Haven Barker, an 8-year-old who went missing out of Coldspring, Texas. She has since been found safe.

COLDSPRING, Texas (KTRK) -- An 8-year-old girl who was at the center of an Amber Alert out of Coldspring, Texas, is safe and with family, the Trinity County Sheriff's Office confirmed Thursday morning.

Haven Barker hadn't been seen since Tuesday morning in the 200 block of Arneson Lane in Coldspring, which is about 66 miles north of Houston.

Authorities believed she was with 50-year-old Charles Estep, the boyfriend of Haven's mother, Tamara Barker.

The sheriff's office said Thursday at about 11:30 a.m. that the Amber Alert was canceled.

Officials did not provide further details on the circumstances of the cancellation.