FOUND SAFE: Amber Alert issued CANCELED for abducted northeast Houston teen, Leilana Graham, 13

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Leilana Graham (left) and Sha Kendrick Smith. (Courtesy: Texas DPS)

HOUSTONTexas (KIAH) An Amber Alert issued for a 13-year-old girl in the Houston area has been canceled.

After announcing a search for 13-year-old Leilana Graham, the FBI reported that she had been found and was taken to an area hospital for an evaluation.

Authorities said that Graham walked into the Houston police station at 9455 W. Montgomery Rd. early Thursday morning. She was physically fine, but still was taken to be fully evaluated at a local hospital.

The FBI also announced that it had arrested Sha Kendrick Edward Smith, 22, on Wednesday in Montgomery County. He is being charged in federal court with sex trafficking of minors.

Smith was named as a suspect in Graham’s disappearance.

Graham was reported missing 10 days after she was last seen at 10500 Block Rockaway Drive at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 21. She was last seen wearing a white and yellow striped shirt, with black shoes, and was carrying a clear backpack.

Authorities believe Graham may be a victim of sex trafficking.


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