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AMBER ALERT: Missing girl, 12, being held against her will, say Houston police

Missing child Jennifer Castillo (Photo provided by Houston Police Department)

Authorities in Houston say a young girl who disappeared on Tuesday night is possibly being held against her will and they've issued an Amber Alert in hopes of finding her.

Jennifer Castillo, 12, was last seen in the courtyard of an apartment complex in Houston where she lives with relatives.

While police they don't know all the circumstances behind her disappearance, they confirmed a threat was made against her life and decided to issue an Amber Alert.

During a Thursday morning press conference, detectives said they have spoken to her family and are concerned about Jennifer's safety.

Investigators are urging anyone with information on Jennifer Castillo's whereabouts to contact authorities.

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