A 13-year-old Texas girl who went missing late last week and was believed to have “been lured from her home by an online predator” was found in Mexico on Sunday, police said.
Ashlee Hattermann, of Katy, was discovered in Mexico City with help from authorities in Mexico and the FBI, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office tweeted Monday.
Hattermann was reported missing on Friday after her parents found out she only attended one class at school that day, the Houston Chronicle reported.
“The last thing we heard is that she crossed the border into Mexico,” Tiffany Hattermann, Ashlee’s mother, told the Chronicle. “We got a tip from somebody in Laredo.”
Hattermann was last seen on surveillance footage with a woman at a Greyhound bus station, KHOU reported. Hatterman’s parents said they believed their daughter was planning to meet an older man with whom she spoke online.