Kidnapping of 9-year-old New Mexico girl under investigation

New Mexico
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Police are investigating a New Mexico girl’s disappearance as a kidnapping. 

Officials say 9-year-old Roberta Manzanales of Texico was found safe in Portales around 7 a.m. 

She was last seen walking near Texico Elementary School about 30 minutes away. Investigators are questioning a person-of-interest, a middle-aged man who was a family friend, but they wouldn’t say anything more. 

Texico police say they’re working with several agencies on this case including the District Attorney’s office, FBI, and State Police.

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