Missing Texas girl, 12, found safe, police say

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Police Say 12-Year-Old Missing Texas Girl Found Safe

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Update 1:57 p.m. EDT Oct. 2: Police said Marsche Bates, a 12-year-old Texas girl who police said was in "extreme danger" after going missing Tuesday morning, was found safe in a Cypress hotel several hours later, KPRC reported.

Police said Bates, of Deer Park, was found in the hotel around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Original report: A 12-year-old Texas girl was reported missing by police and is believed to be in "extreme danger," KPRC reported Tuesday.

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Marsche Bates, of Deer Park, was picked up from her home early Tuesday, and police believe she was driven to Houston, the television station reported.

Investigators said the person of interest in Bates' disappearance is known only as "Jay," from Cypress, Texas, KPRC reported.

According to Deer Park police Lt. Chris Brown, Bates used her school iPad to access the "Meet Me" site through a browser, KTRK reported.

Anyone with information on the girl’s whereabouts is asked to call the Deer Park Police Department at (281) 478-2000.