Television station KHOU photographed the boy on Tuesday morning after he was found at a Fort Bend County church. (KHOU photo)
FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas — (DMN) – A missing 9-year old boy was found safe this morning at an Islamic center in Stafford, Texas according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office. Amsal Dhuka was found at the center on Corporate Drive at Dairy Ashford around 6:05 a.m. Amsal was reported missing around 4:14 p.m from the Landmark Apartments, located in the 14200 block of FM 1464, Monday afternoon. His father said his son never came home from Lakeview Elementary School in Sugar Land. Fort Bend ISD Police confirmed Amsal attended class Monday.
A person of interest in the case remains at large. Authorities believe 34-year-old Kismat Momim took the boy. Authorities say she lives in the same apartment complex as Amsal and neighbors describe her as “weird.” It was not clear if she is related to the family. Momim was last seen in a red Toyota Corolla LE, license plate number CC5X097. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office at 281-341-4665. Witnesses said the child was last seen between 3:30 and 3:45 p.m. getting off the school bus near his apartment complex. He was wearing blue jeans, a blue and white striped shirt and gray Skechers shoes at the time of his disappearance. Hundreds of volunteers combed the area throughout the night in hopes of finding the child alive. They searched the woods and officers knocked on every door in the child’s apartments.