CONROE- An Amber Alert was issued around 11 p.m. Monday night for a 5-year-old girl whose parents snatched her during a supervised visit at a local pizzeria.
Annabelle Nichole Williams Forlano
Female, age 5
Date of birth 12-10-03
Approximately 35 lbs, light brown hair, brown eyes
Last seen wearing: white Hanna Montana shirt, pink jacket, blue jeans, pink boots with fringe, pink hat
Conroe Police responded to Chuck E. Cheese in the 16000 block of Interstate 45 near SH 242 around 8:30 p.m. on Monday where they met with Kurk and Joyce Nielsen of Spring, the legal guardians of Annabelle Nichole Williams Forlano.
Sgt. Bob Berry said the Nielsens, the child’s aunt and uncle, told investigators Annabelle was illegally removed from the location by her mother, Angela Faith Williams 45, and her father, 57-year-old Carl Forlano. Their last known addresses were in the Humble area.
Berry said the parents requested a visit with the child and the Nielsens agreed to meet them at Chuck E. Cheese.
“It was supposed to be a cordial event and they both met there voluntarily to have supervised visitation,” Berry said.
“The Nielsens, the child, and Angela Williams entered the restaurant,” Berry said, “A short time later, Williams ran out of the restaurant with the child and left in a white pickup truck, believed to be driven by Forlano.”
Apparently the abduction did not attract much attention at the time.
“The information we have is that it was a very quiet and quick getaway from the restaurant,” Berry said.
Conroe Police launched an investigation and issued an Amber Alert as soon as the details were confirmed. As soon as photos and other information were gathered, a 3 a.m. press conference was held in front of the Conroe Police Station, with Sgt. Berry and Detective Greg Hall responding to questions.
Berry and Hall said there was reason to believe the child might be in danger. Further complicating matters was the possibility the child would be taken as far as New York.
“If they haven’t already left, they might be somewhere in the North Houston area,” Hall said. “My understanding is that her father’s a truck driver and possibly has family in New York.”
Public Data shows both suspects have a history of felony drug convictions. Williams also has convictions for forgery of a financial instrument and failure to stop and give information.
Investigators are attempting to gather more information including surveillance video from the restaurant and surrounding businesses.
Anyone with information about the suspects or the child’s whereabouts should contact the Conroe Police Department Communications Division at 936-522-3205 at any time. During normal business hours, persons may call the Criminal Investigations Division at 936-522-3231.