sized missing dad and girl Police Search For Missing Richardson 5 Year Old

Missing 5-year-old Wendy Diaz (L) and her father, 32-year-old Jesus Diaz Garcia (R). (credit: Richardson Police Dept.)

NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Police are on the lookout for a missing 5-year-old girl who is believed to be with her father and headed to Mexico.

Last Friday little Wendy Diaz visited her father, Jesus Diaz Garcia. The 32-year-old man was to return the child to her mother in Richardson, but never did.

“He was to return her to her [mother] within two days and he failed to do so and she has been unable to reach him since that time. And no one else has been able to get in touch with him either,” explained Richardson police Sgt. Kevin Perlich.

Apparently Garcia doesn’t have his own transportation and had actually borrowed a vehicle for part of his daughter’s visit. That car has since been returned and authorities don’t know how Garcia is getting around.

“He could have been on a bus, he could have been on foot, [or] he could be hitchhiking a ride,” Perlich said. “We don’t know where he’s at or how he is traveling right now.”

Police say there’s a reason a child abduction emergency bulletin hasn’t been issued.

“He [Garcia] has no criminal history indicating that he’s violent or anything like that,” said Perlich. “There’s no indication that’s been given to anyone that would think he might harm her and that’s why it did not come out as an Amber Alert.”

Jesus Diaz Garcia is wanted for Interference with Child Custody.  The little girl’s mother is the custodial parent, but there was a custody hearing scheduled for this week.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Wendy Diaz or her father, Jesus Diaz Garcia, is asked to call Richardson police at (972) 744-4801.

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