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2-week-old baby found safe after Mansfield Amber Alert, mother in custody

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Posted at 6:30 PM, Jun 29, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-29 21:08:32-04

MANSFIELD, Ohio  — Update: Mansfield police said that a 2-week-old baby at the center of an Amber Alert has been found safe.

Police said the baby was 10 days old and was in need of medical attention.

The child has not seen a doctor since she was born at home, according to police.

Her mother was found driving near I-71 and U.S. Route 30.

The child is in the custody of Richland County's Child Services.

Her mother is in police custody.

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The Mansfield Police Department has issued an Amber Alert for a 2-week-old baby that officials say was taken by her mother in Richland County.

According to police, the 38-year-old is accused of taking her 2-week-old daughter to an unknown location.

Police said she is a known drug addict and that the baby is believed to be in danger.

No information about the baby, including a photo, was provided by the police.

She is described by officials as 5-feet-1-inch tall and weighing 125 pounds. She has blonde hair and green eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911.

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