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Girl, 6, missing in Fort Worth; foul play not suspected

6-year-old Brendaly Martinez was last seen in her home at the 3500 block of Avenue K in Fort Worth wearing a purple shirt and blue jean shorts.
6-year-old Brendaly Martinez was last seen in her home at the 3500 block of Avenue K in Fort Worth wearing a purple shirt and blue jean shorts. Courtesy

Police were searching for a missing 6-year-old girl Saturday after she was last seen in her home Friday night.

Police responded to a missing-persons call for Brendaly Martinez just before 5 a.m. Saturday in the 3500 block of Avenue K.

The family said they last saw her on the couch around 10 p.m. before they locked up and went to bed. When her father woke around 4 a.m., the front door was open and she was nowhere to be found.

She is about 3 feet tall with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a purple shirt and jean shorts. She may also be carrying a pink blanket with bear print on it.

Police were going door to door and expanding their search for several blocks in all directions around the home.

Foul play was not believed to have occurred, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Police Department’s nonemergency line at 817-335-4222 or 911.

Azia Branson: 817-390-7547, @aziabranson

Criteria for an Amber Alert

  • Law enforcement confirms that an abduction occurred
  • The child is at risk of serious injury or death
  • Enough descriptive information of the suspect exists for an Amber Alert to assist in the recovery of the child
  • The child is 17 or younger

For more information, go to www.amberalert.gov/guidelines.htm.

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