Amber Alert Cancelled, Ellis County Sheriff Says Was Mistakenly Issued
UPDATE: 1/14/2013 11:10 am: Ellis County law enforcement officials are saying that the Amber Alert issued Tuesday morning for 16-year-old Inez Ramirez has been cancelled and should not have been issued at all.
The alert said that Ramirez was abducted by 23-year-old Edger Barron, however, officials believe that Ramirez left willingly with Barron.
Relatives of the teen say that they saw her pack a bag and leave with Barron in his truck early Tuesday morning. Ellis County Sheriff Johnny Brown said she was reported as a runaway.
Brown said that Ramirez is not believed to be in any danger and that the case does not meet the criteria for an Amber Alert. Brown is trying to figure out why the Amber Alert was issued in the first place saying, "This system is very important and I want to figure out how it got to this stage. I'm trying to get to the bottom of it."
AMBER ALERT –Ellis County Texas :
16-year-old Inez Ramirez of Red Oaks, TX has been abducted.
She is 5'2", weighs 130 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen around 10:00 PM last night.
The suspect is 23-year-old Edger Barron. Barron has black hair, brown eyes, weighs 145 pounds and is 5'9" tall.
They are believed to be in a red, four door, 2006 Chevy Silverado truck. An Ellis County Sheriff's official says that Ramirez is in grave danger and the pair may be headed for Mexico.
Anyone who sees them or has information is asked to call the Ellis Co. Sheriff’s Office at 972-937-6060. No photos are available at this time.