6-year-old girl abducted in Texas found safe in Louisiana; suspect taken into custody _lowres

Alexis Johnson, left, and Harvey York Jr.

Updated at 8:17 p.m.

Alexis “Lexi” Johnson, the 6-year-old child abducted from Texas, has been recovered in Louisiana and is safe, and the man suspected as her abductor has been taken into custody, Sgt. James Anderson, a Louisiana State Police spokesman, said in a news release.

Harvey Eugene York Jr., 40, is accused of abducting the girl in Harris County, Texas.

Updated at 11:45 a.m.

A truck allegedly used in the abduction in Texas of a 6-year-old girl was found in Louisiana’s Sabine Parish on Monday morning. The child and her alleged abductor have not been found.

An endangered/missing child alert was issued in Louisiana as authorities try to locate the child believed to have been taken from Texas by a Zwolle, La., man, according to a news release by the Louisiana State Police. Zwelle is a small town in Sabine Parish, near the Texas border.

Alexis “Lexi” Johnson is a 6-year-old white female with brown hair and brown eyes. She is approximately 3’7” tall and weighs 63 pounds. Her hair is shoulder length and she wears glasses.

Authorities believe she was taken in Harris County, Texas, by Harvey Eugene York Jr., a 40-year-old white male with brown hair and green eyes. He is approximately 5’7” tall and weighs 160 pounds.

York is not the child’s father, authorites said. The two were last seen on Sunday in Houston in York’s 2000 Ford F-150 pickup truck heading toward Louisiana.

Anyone having information as to the whereabouts of Alexis “Lexi” Johnson or Harvey Eugene York Jr., should immediately contact the Harris County (Texas) Sheriff’s Office at 713-221-6000, 911 or the Louisiana State Police at 225-925-6536.