UPDATE: Texas DPS names new suspect for AMBER Alert of Houston-metro child

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Posted at 7:23 AM, Jul 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-25 06:53:36-04


MISSOURI CITY, Texas — Texas DPS has identified a new suspect with a similar name but different characteristics in the abduction of 11-year-old Imani Stephens of Missouri City.

Daniel Leonardo Diaz is currently named as the suspect. Leonardo Diaz is 21 years old as opposed to Daniel Diaz, 28.

Leonardo Diaz has black hair and brown eyes and stands at 5 feet 5 inches. The suspected vehicle remains to be a newer model of a gray pickup with Texas plates.


An AMBER Alert has been issued for a missing Houston-area child.

Eleven-year-old Imani Stephens of Missouri City was last seen around 1:45 a.m. Friday — with 28-year-old Daniel Diaz — in the 3700 block of Dry Creek Drive in Missouri City, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Authorities identified a "newer model" of a gray pickup truck with Texas license plates as the suspected vehicle.

Stephens is black with brown eyes and black hair. She was last seen wearing glasses, a black and gray shirt with black stripes and red letters and multi-colored sweatpants. She has scars on both wrists. She stands at 5 feet 2 inches and is 111 pounds.

Diaz is white with brown hair, brown eyes and is around 254 pounds. He stands at 5 feet 8 inches.

Texas DPS urges anyone with information regarding Stephens' disappearance and whereabouts to contact the Missouri City Police Department at (281) 403-8700.