Amber Alert discontinued for 3-year-old girl from Texas still missing

An Amber Alert was issued in Texas for Lina Sardar Khil, 3 years old, after she disappeared...
An Amber Alert was issued in Texas for Lina Sardar Khil, 3 years old, after she disappeared from an apartment complex playground in San Antonio.(FBI)
Published: Dec. 21, 2021 at 4:51 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 7, 2022 at 3:45 PM EST
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(Gray News) - A statewide Amber Alert in Texas has been canceled for a 3-year-old girl from San Antonio, however she remains missing.

Texas Alerts discontinued the alert on Jan. 7 for Lina Sardar Khil but San Antonio Police Department reported she is still considered an active missing person case and their investigation remains ongoing.

Lina is described to be approximately 4 feet tall and 55 pounds, with brown hair, brown eyes and wearing a black jacket, red dress and black shoes. She has straight shoulder-length hair that was last seen in a ponytail.

Lina was last seen at 5 p.m. local time Dec. 20 in the 9400 block of Fredicksburg in San Antonio. Authorities don’t yet know whether Lina wandered away from the apartment complex playground or if she was taken by someone.

Lina disappeared from a playground at her apartment complex, KSAT reports. Her mother stepped away while the 3-year-old was playing with other children.

McManus said the mother returned “a short time later,” but Lina was missing.

Lina’s father, Riaz Sardar Khil, told KENS that the family moved to the U.S. from Afghanistan in 2019. He says the family initially thought Lina may have left the playground with another Afghan family but now believes she may have been abducted.

Anyone with information regarding the abduction was asked to contact the San Antonio Police Department’s Missing Person Unit at (210) 207-7660 or call 911.

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