Arrest warrant issued for mother of missing Austin girl

District officials say 10-year-old Angelia Jordan was last seen at Oak Hill Elementary School off Patton Ranch Road in Southwest Austin. (Photo courtesy: Austin ISD)

UPDATE: An arrest warrant has been issued for the mother of the missing 10-year-old girl last seen leaving Oak Hill Elementary School on Tuesday, according to Austin ISD officials.

In a letter sent to parents, the principal of the school says Angelia Jordan's mother is charged with interference with child custody.

Angelia 's mother's name has not been released. If you know their whereabouts, you are asked to call police.

Full statement from Austin ISD:

I’m writing to you this evening with additional information in regard to the incident that occurred during dismissal Tuesday afternoon.
At this time the missing student has not been located. This evening the AISD Police Department obtained an arrest warrant for the child’s mother on the charge of Interference with Child Custody. AISD PD continues to investigate this as an isolated custodial interference issue.
Please do not hesitate to contact me at 512-414-2336 if you have any questions. As always, the safety of all our students is our top priority at Oak Hill Elementary School. We appreciate your support!


Ten-year-old Angelia Jordan is one of the newest additions to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children database. CBS Austin has also confirmed late Wednesday that Angelia's sisters, 13-year-old Aleshia and 16-year-old Marcella are also listed as missing, possibly in the company of their mother and father. Aleshia went missing Tuesday, the same day as Angelia, but Marcella was last seen on November 3.

Austin ISD police reported Angelia as missing Tuesday, but said Wednesday they had not heard of Aleshia nor Marcella.

"Yeah it looks like we do have this case assigned to us. She's 10 years old, missing from Austin," said the center's vice president for the Missing Children Division, Robert Lowrey, during a FaceTime call.

"We assist the agency or the left behind parent to locate the child," Lowrey said of the database.

Angelia went missing Tuesday, when Austin ISD police say her mother and a girl in a green shirt, who could be Aleshia, picked her up from Oak Hill Elementary School in southwest Austin.

They weren't supposed to.

"When you see interference with custody, what you always know, or almost always know, is that this is a parent," said Austin criminal defense and family law attorney Parry Q. Minton, "that has gone and taken that child when they're not supposed to. Custodial interference can have serious legal consequences, Minton said. He is not connected to this case. "Not only can that person be held in contempt in the family law court, it is also considered a crime," he said.

An Amber Alert was never put out about Angelia's disappearance. "The Amber Alert system is designed for abducted children is the first criteria," Lowrey said. He added the child must be in danger and there has to be enough information to release to the public. "It could be very well that it just didn't meet any of those criteria," he said.

I tracked the license plate number of the van in the picture to an Austin man, who told me he sold the van to a couple in February, via Craigslist. He is cooperating with investigators.

But the longer Angelia and her sisters are missing, the more likely there could be consequences, even up to two years in state jail. "We're not there to make judgement about who should have custody, we are there to make sure the child is safe," Lowrey said.

Child Protective Services confirmed they are assisting law enforcement in this case.

If you know anything, call 1-800-THE-LOST.

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