Authorities suspect a breakup that "went bad" is the likely motive behind a teenage girl's kidnapping that launched a statewide Amber Alert.
Diana Izaguirre, 14, has been missing from her Primera home since about 6 p.m. Monday.
Two masked men jumped from behind trees, dragging Izaguirre into a black car as she sat on her front porch with her cousin, Primera police Sgt. Joe Rodriguez said.
Rodriguez said the primary suspect in the investigation is Izaguirre's ex-boyfriend, 27-year-old Victor Garcia.
"There was really no weapons involved," Rodriguez said. "They just took her by force."
Investigators spoke with Garcia after the Amber Alert was broadcast late Monday evening, Rodriguez said. The suspect told police he had nothing to do with Izaguirre's disappearance.
"He's pretty much just scared about what's going on," Rodriguez said. "They had broken up; now it went bad."
Since then, investigators have not heard from Garcia.
"We're hoping she's going to turn up unharmed," Rodriguez said.
Garcia stands 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighs 170 pounds, has brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants and a tattoo on his neck, authorities said.
Police said Garcia may be driving a black Mercury Grand Marquis with Texas license plates 3VGWH.
Izaguirre stands 5 feet tall, weighs 120 pounds, has black hair and brown eyes. She was wearing a white sleeveless shirt with gray shorts and has a tattoo on her right ankle.
Law enforcement officials believe Izaguirre is in grave or immediate danger.