POSTED: Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 5:30pm
UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 11:32am
The signboards above Expressway 83 are flashing with an Amber Alert.
Police in Spring Branch, Texas say a 6 year-old girl was abducted and the primary suspect is the child's mother. Jewel Noel Klein was picked up from school on Tuesday afternoon by 41 year-old Tonya Renee Martin.
Martin does not have legal custody of Jewel, instead it is the child's 68 year-old grandmother who was found severely beaten and on her driveway on Tuesday afternoon. The grandmother was able to give police information saying Martin attacked her and took the girl.
Witnesses also reportedly saw her driving the grandmother's blue Hyundai Sonata the day of the assault and saying she could be heading south.