GPD provides update on safely returned missing child


The Gonzales Police Department has released a new statement regarding an Amber Alert on Friday, April 9.

Early in the morning, an Amber Alert was issued in Gonzales for 12-year-old Aaron McBeth, who was believed to be with his biological mother Sylvia Garcia. GPD told the Inquirer on Friday that the child had been located that afternoon. 

Lieutenant Jason Montoya said that the child had been returned safely in a statement on Monday, April 12. 

Lieutenant Montoya also said investigations into the situation are ongoing.

Here is that statement:

"On Friday, April 9, 2021, Officer Christopher Rodriguez, responded to the 400 Block of Village Drive in regards to a missing person.  Upon Officer Rodriguez’s arrival he learned that the missing person was a 12-year-old male child who was visiting Gonzales with his legal guardian. The child was last seen at approximately 5 a.m. At that point Officer Rodriguez, Officer Marisol Sanchez, Sergeant James Holt and Lieutenant Jason Montoya began to investigate the situation. Officers used the assistance of other agencies to help locate the missing child without incident. Officer Sanchez requested the assistance of the Amber Alert System. The Amber Alert System released information to the public. Officer Rodriguez made contact with family members associated with the missing child and was able to obtain information that assisted in tracking those involved in this incident. The Gonzales Police Department, the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigations), Texas Department of Public Safety, Bastrop County Sheriff’s Department, Travis County Sheriff’s Department and Lockhart Police Department combined efforts to ensure the safe return of the child, we appreciate their assistance. Our investigation continues and we expect to present cases to the prosecutor upon completion."