UPDATE: 6/20/14 12:05 PM: Authorities have officially discontinued the amber alert for 13-year-old Phoebe Nichole Hughes. The Texas Department of Public Safety said that Phoebe was found safe.

No other details have been released. We will update this story when more info becomes available.


Original alert:

A statewide Amber Alert has been issued for Phoebe Nichole Hughes, 13, who was last seen at around 5 a.m. (Friday 6/20) in Cuero.

Phoebe Nichole Hughes was abducted by Eric Castillo. The suspect was last heard from in Cuero, Texas. The child is believed to be in grave or immediate danger.

Phoebe Hughes Description

  • White/Hispanic
  • 5-foot-4
  • 150 pounds
  • Brown hair
  • Brown eyes
  • She was last seen wearing a blue shirt and blue jean capris
  • She has a scar on her left leg

Eric Castillo Description

  • White/Hispanic
  • 5-foot-2
  • 185 pounds
  • Brown eyes
  • Red or auburn hair
  • The suspect has tattoos on his left ankle, back, chest, left arm, left leg, neck, right, ankle right arm, right leg, upper left leg, and upper arm
  • The suspect is driving a 2010 Black Chevrolet Camaro with Texas license plate number BX8B009
  • The vehicle has a Marine Corps sticker on back windshield

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