Corpus Christi Police: Missing 1-year-old and 18-year-old found safe, suspects arrested

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(Source: Texas Department of Public Safety)

UPDATE: CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (KVEO) — The Corpus Christi Police Department held a press conference Thursday to give details on the operation that led to the recovery of the missing 1-year-old and 18-year-old.

The Chief of Police stated that on Thursday morning, officials arrested the suspect, Kristian Garcia, and recovered Zaylee and Jezabel Zamora at a local residence. Both were reported missing on Wednesday.

Police state both were found safe and had no injuries.

The chief stated Kristian was arrested for murder, from a previous case, aggravated robbery, and two counts of kidnapping. Additional charges for Kristian are pending as the investigation continues, said police.

Officials also arrested an accomplice, identified as Rodrick Garcia, 26.


This is an ongoing investigation, involving various agencies.

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (KVEO) — An Amber alert has been issued for a 1-year-old girl, and a Clear Alert has also been issued for an 18-year-old from Corpus Christi.

Zaylee Zamora was last seen at 6800 Block Windy Creek Drive in Corpus Christi at 2:10 p.m., according to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS).

The 1-year-old has black hair and brown eyes. Her right ear is pierced and her right index finger is bruised.

Officials are also looking for Jezabel Zamora, 18. She is 4 feet 11 inches tall, has brown hair and brown eyes, and was last seen wearing a camo tank top and blue jeans.

Authorities are searching for Kristian Garcia, 24, in connection to their disappearance.

Kristian is 5 feet, 7 inches, white with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a white hoodie and black mask.

Police are also searching for Rodrick Garcia, 26. He is believed to be an accomplice of Kristian.

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Officials say the pictures of Rodrick are from 2020. He may or may not have facial hair.

If seen contact the Corpus Christi Police Department at (361) 886- 2600.

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