July 31, 2014
Authorities throughout Nevada were looking for 11-year-old Esther Melendez of Las Vegas, but is now currently safely in the hands of the police.
The Amber Alert said that Melendez was taken from her home Wednesday night.
But Thursday night the suspect, Jose Rangel-Martinez and the 11-year old were caught in Porterville, CA.
The girl's parents are reportedly on their way to meet Esther where she is being safely held by police.
Rangel-Martinez, of Las Vegas, has been detained pending charges.