A 9-year-old Texas girl who disappeared in the fall of 2016 has been found in New Mexico after a segment on her case aired Friday on national TV, PEOPLE confirms.
Mariah Martinez, who was reported missing to authorities in Lubbock on Oct. 21, 2016, was found on Monday, according to Lubbock police and the National Center for Missing Exploited Children.
The segment about Mariah aired during an episode of the AE reality series LivePD. Someone watching the episode subsequently called in a tip to NCMEC on Friday and they alerted investigators to Mariah’s whereabouts, the center posted online.
LivePD trails police officers in real time as they do their jobs, often capturing arrests as they occur.
Further information was unavailable about Mariah’s recovery, including about where and in what condition she was found. No one has been charged following her return.
Authorities have said Mariah and her two siblings — Jeremiah, who