Missing baby found after Texas mom stabbed to death

Photo of Shamali Flores. (Provided Photo/WKRN)

HOUSTON (KXAN/AP) — A baby girl has been found safe at an apartment in southwest Houston, two days after her mother was found stabbed to death.

The Amber alert for six-week-old Shamali Flores has been canceled, Houston police said Thursday in a tweet. She “appears unharmed and is being checked at an area hospital as a precaution.”

Officers found Shamali’s mother’s body in her north Houston apartment Tuesday around noon. Police had initially believed the infant girl was with her father, Thomas Bernardez. However, they found Bernardez late Tuesday in San Antonio, and he said he was not involved in the murder.

On Wednesday, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said someone who knew the family may have taken the baby and was pretending to be her mother. Acevedo did not say who that person might be.

Houston police say the investigation is “very active” and they expect to release more information later Thursday morning.