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Family of ‘missing’ Texas woman whose baby was left in a car says she called to assure them she’s safe

New York Daily News logo New York Daily News 1/18/2021 Brian Niemietz

A missing Texas woman whose baby was found safe in a mall parking lot has called her family to tell rescue workers they can stop looking for her, according to KHOU news in Houston.

Laura Read, 34, was thought to be missing Sunday when her child was located in an abandoned vehicle. The search and rescue organization Texas EquuSearch reportedly called off their search Monday when Read’s father Randy called to tell them his daughter had phoned to say she was safe.

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Tim Miller, who works with Texas Equusearch, told KHOU he believes Read is alive and well, but that neither he nor her dad, Randy Read, know the woman’s whereabouts. Police have not confirmed her status.

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Randy said he’s not sure about how the odd string of events played out, but is comforted in knowing his daughter is okay. He said he spoke to Laura Sunday and the conversation “ended in a weird spot,” but he figured he’d hear back from her soon. Her parents didn’t think she’d leave her child alone.

The baby is said to be nearly a year old.

a close up of a woman: Laura Read, 34, was thought to be missing Sunday when her child was located in an abandoned vehicle. © Provided by New York Daily News Laura Read, 34, was thought to be missing Sunday when her child was located in an abandoned vehicle.

Laura Read, 34, was thought to be missing Sunday when her child was located in an abandoned vehicle.

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