Regional authorities search for abducted 13-year-old girl

Elizabeth Catherine Smith

Regional law enforcement authorities have issued an Amber Alert in the Crossroads for a 13-year-old girl and a 38-year-old man who they believe abducted her.

The Brazoria County sheriff’s office is searching for Elizabeth Catherine Smith. Police are looking for Jose Angel Ponce in connection with her abduction. Authorities issued the Amber Alert for a number of counties, including Victoria County and surrounding area.

The man is driving a black, 2010 Chevrolet C1500 pickup with a Texas license plate number of AT22261.

The suspect was last heard from in Alvin. Law enforcement officials believe this child to be in grave or immediate danger.

Anyone with information about the missing girl or the man involved is asked to contact the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office at 979-864-2392.