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Infant Abduction News Archive [2007]

Kidnapped baby in Sri Lanka reunited with parents
Colombo Page, Sri Lanka - Dec 24, 2007
It was reported that the baby was kidnapped by an unidentified woman who had managed to win the confidence of the young mother while she had gone to the ...

Story of the year: Innocence lost; Newborn's abduction puts city ...
Sudbury Star, Canada
It wasn't until late that night that residents learned the baby had been located safe and sound at a home near Kirkland Lake and a woman - Brenda Batisse, ...

Hospital CEO answers to security concerns, Canada - Dec 22, 2007
BY LAUREL MYERS Following the recent abduction of an infant from the Sudbury Regional Hospital (HRSRH), concerns about security are paramount in the minds ...
Hospital hosts information session for cancer-related professions

Woman who took baby had difficult life
NorthernLife.caCanada - Dec 22, 2007
After being assessed by a forensic psychologist following the abduction, Batisse was found to be suffering from a major depressive disorder. ...

Security heightened at Sudbury Regional Hospital
NorthernLife.caCanada - Dec 22, 2007
1 our community was shaken to its core with the news that an infant had been abducted from the Sudbury Regional Hospital. For seven long hours, ...

Child Find Ontario praises hospital for image that helped locate ...
Sudbury Star, Canada - Dec 12, 2007
1 infant abduction. Child Find Ontario commended president Vickie Kaminski and hospital staff for the image caught on a surveillance system that helped find ...

Man charged over alleged abduction
The West Australian, Australia - Dec 7, 2007
The woman was taken to Royal Perth Hospital and treated for injuries she received throughout the course of the night. The man, aged 36 and from Midvale, ...
Man arrested after alleged abduction, car chase ABC Regional Online
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Mom critical after abduction nightmare
Sunday Independent (subscription), South Africa - Dec 6, 2007
The baby's mother is fighting for her life in KwaZulu-Natal's Port Shepstone Hospital after being attacked by two women and stabbed several times. ...

Saline Memorial Hospital's auxiliary donates toward more baby security
Hot Springs Village Voice, AR - Dec 4, 2007
Saline Memorial Hospital (SMH) has added an additional level of security to ease fears new parents may have over the possible abduction of the newest member ...

WA baby thief may have 'mental problems'
The Age, Australia - Nov 28, 2007
"The woman who abducted the baby said she gave birth to the baby, it was her baby, there might well be other significant issues involved here," he said. ...

Newborn baby stolen from top Perth hospital
Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia - Nov 29, 2007
Hospital security was overhauled after an attempted baby abduction at another Perth hospital five years ago. Electronic baby monitoring devices are ...

Abduction-accused mum 'allowed to walk out of hospital', New Zealand - Nov 22, 2007
A Hillmorton Hospital patient accused of kidnapping her daughter was allowed to leave the institution despite allegedly holding a knife to another patient's ...

Snatched at birth
Trinidad News, Trinidad and Tobago - Nov 21, 2007
THE ABDUCTION of Nekeisha Noel’s newborn baby boy from Mount Hope Women’s Hospital (MHWH) last Friday was similar in many ways to other such incidents. ...
...Security still lax at Mt Hope Trinidad & Tobago Express
Mom: It’s something I want to forget Trinidad News
New Health Minister starts his new job as cops search for ... Trinidad News
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Woman gets 20 years for kidnapping baby from hospital
Houston Chronicle, United States - Nov 16, 2007
Prosecutors have said Parson scouted security measures at Covenant and went to another Lubbock maternity ward the day the baby was abducted. ...

Rayshaun Parson Timeline: From Kidnapping to Sentencing
KCBD-TVTX - Nov 16, 2007
That won't tell you much of anything, it is an infant abduction." That call started a nationwide Amber Alert. One of the nearly 200 leads led police to ...

Hospital security bolstered; Bracelet system expected in place by ...
Sudbury StarCanada - Nov 14, 2007
Hospital administration and employees knew an infant abduction was a possibility, said Kaminski, "but it wasn'ta probability. And if you look at our history ...

Police find toddler taken from hospital by grandmother
WMDT, MD - Nov 13, 2007
Baltimore police say they've found a two-year-old boy abducted from a hospital by his grandmother. The boy, his grandmother and her husband were found ...

Hospital security a top priority
Sudbury Star, Canada - Nov 10, 2007
They will explain how current hospital security measures and policies are being reinforced after the tiny girl was abducted from the third-floor maternity ...

Masonic program helping protect kids from abduction
London Free Press, Canada - Nov 9, 2007
Only a week ago, a woman made off with a newborn from a Sudbury hospital. But most commonly, kidnappings in Canada involve family members -- often parents ...

Woman accused to taking baby to stay in jail pending bail hearing
Sudbury Star, Canada - Nov 5, 2007
Batisse was arrested by Kirkland Lake Ontario Provincial Police on Thursday about 8:30 pm after the baby girl was abducted from St. Joseph’s maternity ward ...

Baby OK, one arrest; Kirkland Lake woman to be charged in infant ...
Sudbury Star - Sudbury,Ontario,Canada
A day-old baby girl was found Thursday about 7 1/2 hours after being abducted from the maternity ward of
St. Joseph's site of Sudbury Regional Hospital. ...
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Police and hospital officials update baby abduction part 1-see video
Posted 17 hours ago in Star videos
Police and hospital officials update baby abduction on Friday at press conference at police headquarters.

Police and hospital officials update baby abduction part 2-see video
Posted 17 hours ago in Star videos
Police and hospital officials update baby abduction on Friday at press conference at police headquarters.

Prevent Infant Abductions In Your Hospital
By spoon(spoon)
An article from CNN "Missing 5-Day-Old Girl Found in Texas" demonstrates the reality of infant abduction. "On
June 5, 2006 an ailing 5-day-old girl, snatched from her mother by a woman who had posed as a hospital worker, has been found ...
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Baby OK, one arrest; Kirkland Lake woman to be charged in infant ...
A day-old baby girl was found Thursday about 7 1/2 hours after being abducted from the maternity ward of St. Joseph's site of Sudbury Regional Hospital. The abduction triggered a province-wide Amber Alert, a manhunt involving 90 Sudbury ...
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Officials to discuss how a practice run at St. Mary’s resulted in ...
Enid News & Eagle, OK - Oct 10, 2007
The dispatcher asks the definition of “Code Zebra” and is told it means an infant abduction from the obstetrics ward. There was no mention during the phone ...

UIHC needs to clean up its act
UI The Daily Iowan (subscription), IA - Oct 8, 2007
It was because of this severe error in the hospital's security and surveillance of its patients that the it was put under investigation. ...

Cuddles is Accutech's Newest Product in Infant Protection (Pressemitteilung), Austria - Oct 4, 2007
... Cuddles Infant Protection System, gives nurses the ability to spend more time caring for infants and less time managing the hospital's security system. ...

The London Free Press (subscription), Canada - Oct 2, 2007
A child safety expert has suggested the odds of a baby being found alive are about two per cent after the first 24 hours if the baby was abducted by a ...

Hope fades for missing baby
London Free Press, Canada - Sep 27, 2007
"The statistics say the chances of a child surviving abduction by a stranger after 24 hours is about two per cent. "But I'm also a big believer in hope. ...
Baby Abbygail’s unconscious mother out of intensive care St. Thomas Times-Journal
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Hospital security
The Daily Star, Bangladesh - Sep 25, 2007
Hospital/clinic security policies, including anti-sexual harassment policy and infant abduction response plan, should be formulated and made known to all ...

Kidnapped baby safe (subscription), TN -
Sep 25, 2007
After the Cobalt made a sudden turn onto Breezy Valley Drive, the suspect got out and ran to a home. He opened the gate in the home's back fence and tried ...

Man surrenders after holding baby captive at home
KGANIA - Sep 25, 2007
He is accused of going to the home of Sarah Consorti at about 5 am today, handcuffing the woman and bringing her and the eleven-month-old baby to his home. ...

Man jailed after kidnapping woman, baby
KHOU (subscription), TX - Sep 14, 2007
... conned a woman into opening the door to her northwest Houston home in the Fall Creek Subdivision. He then kidnapped her and her four-month-old baby. ...

Identifying the Profile of Infant Abductors who Strike Hospitals
NCMEC releases information on profile of criminal involved in infant abductions from hospitals

It all comes back to you
Emporia Gazette (subscription), KS - Sep 12, 2007
A recent purchase was for a $50000, infant security system to prevent infant abduction. Health care is constantly changing with new diagnostic tools, ...

Woman charged with abduction gets grand jury date
Daily Press, VA - Sep 11, 2007
Pittman is accused of posing as a nurse and attempting to take a 2-day-old baby from the labor-and-delivery unit at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital on July ...

Woman accused of stealing baby is fit for trial
Daily Press, VA - Aug 28, 2007
She is accused of posing as a nurse and attempting to take a 2-day-old baby from the labor-and-delivery unit at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital on July 20. ...

Hearing set for woman charged with trying to take baby from hospital (subscription), VA - Aug 27, 2007
Pittman, of Hampton, remains in the Norfolk City Jail without bond on an abduction charge. The judge cited concerns for the safety of other children as the ...

UPDATE: Woman accused of trying to steal 2-day old baby mentally ...
WAVY-TVVA - Aug 27, 2007
Pittman has been charged with one count of Abduction. Police say Pittman posed as a nurse at the hospital, taking care of Rena Jones and her newborn son, ...

Abducted Woman Rescued Before Baby Cut Out
KHBS/KHOG 40/29, AR - Aug 1, 2007
Police on Tuesday said they saved a kidnapped pregnant woman just before her unborn baby was to be cut from her womb at a Missouri hotel. ...

Teens charged with kidnapping pregnant woman, planning to cut baby ...
Columbia Missourian, MO - Aug 1, 2007
By AP KANSAS CITY - Two teenagers were charged Tuesday with kidnapping and assault after they allegedly kidnapped a pregnant woman and held her in a motel ...
Two women charged with plot to kill mom, take baby Blue Springs Examiner
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Mother of Kidnapped Baby Tells About Incident
KSL-TV, UT - Jul 30, 2007
A 7-month-old kidnapped baby is in foster care this evening after his mother is sent to jail. The mother, Alisha Rondas, told KSL News, "I want to be with ...

Gone forever? Infant abduction case still unsolved
Florida Weekly, Florida - Aug 2, 2007
BY EVAN _WILLIAMS Florida Weekly Correspondent Eight months after the disappearance of the infant Bryan dos Santos-Gomes on Dec. 1, the basic details of his ...

Infant Abduction Prevention, Part 3
SecurityInfoWatchIL - Jul 24, 2007
... of infant abduction both nationally and locally.
Staff should understand the gravity of the problem and learn the history of hospital infant abductions. ...

Woman Charged for Abducting Baby From Norfolk General - UPDATE

WTKR NewsChannel 3 - Jul 23, 2007
NORFOLK -- A 21-year-old Hampton woman has been charged with abduction after police said she tried to steal a newborn from Sentara Norfolk General Hospital ...

5-month-old baby kidnapped at gunpoint
MSNBC - Jul 21, 2007
Lt. Wes Luckey of the highway patrol said three people entered the home wearing masks and took the baby. He said it appears the kidnappers were strangers to ...

Kidnapped baby found
Atlanta Journal Constitution,  USA - Jul 22, 2007
The 5-month-old girl kidnapped at gunpoint in a home invasion in northeastern
Mississippi was recovered early Sunday morning at Fort Bragg, ...

Police ID woman who tried to abduct baby from Norfolk hospital
The Virginian-Pilot, VA - Jul 21, 2007
... had been dressed in hospital garb. Police said Pittman is not related to the infant and that the motive for the attempted abduction was not known. ...

Police: Woman tried to abduct baby from Norfolk hospital
WAVY-TV, VA - 20 hours ago
(AP) - Police in Norfolk say a 21-year-old woman has been charged with abduction after she tried to steal a newborn from Sentara Norfolk General Hospital ...
Woman attempts to abduct baby from hospital, police say (subscription)
Police question woman who tried to take baby from Norfolk General The Virginian-Pilot
Attempted baby abduction foiled Daily Press
The Virginian-Pilot
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Mother, baby take flight from hospital
Toledo Blade, OH - Jul 21, 2007
The hospital called authorities about 7:20 pm when staff noticed mother and baby boy were gone. The incident was reported at first as an abduction. ...

Infant Abduction Prevention, Part 2
SecurityInfoWatchIL - Jul 10, 2007
Jeff Aldridge, CPP, is a nationally known expert on hospital security and a regular contributor to Pamela Wells is a clinical ...

Woman escapes after trying to snatch 2-year-old at hospital
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription), MN - Jul 10, 2007
The abduction attempt occurred about 2:15 pm on the second floor of the hospital in a play area where siblings of hospital patients can go while family ...

Kidnapped Miss. baby recovered in North Carolina
WLOS, NC  - (AP) -- The five-month-old girl kidnapped in a home invasion in northeastern Mississippi yesterday was recovered unharmed early this morning at Fort Bragg, ...
Biological mother, aunt accused of kidnapping adopted girl in ... International Herald Tribune
Kidnappers may be headed to Atlanta Atlanta Journal Constitution
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5-month-old baby girl kidnapped at gunpoint
WMC-TVTN - 17 hours ago
Lieutenant Wes Luckey of the highway patrol says three people entered the home wearing masks and took the baby. He says it appears the kidnappers were ...
Mississippi Cops Issue Amber Alert for 5-Month-Old Baby Taken at ... FOX News
Amber Alert issued in MS for baby kidnapped at gunpoint WMC-TV
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10-, 12-year-old accused of kidnapping baby
Mineral Wells Index, TX - Jul 6, 2007
A 1-year-old Enid boy was safe at home after being kidnapped and held for $200000 in ransom. Sheila Wells said her son, Brandon, was doing fine, ...

Parents Arrested For Kidnapping Infant Daughter, CA - Jul 13, 2007
A Bakersfield couple has been arrested and charged with felony kidnapping after they tried to walkout of a Porterville hospital with their newborn daughter. ...

Police Seek Woman In Possible Attempted Abduction
Police believe this is an attempted abduction by a stranger. They were able to capture a photo of the suspect from the hospital surveillance cameras. ...
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Longview Man Steals Car With Baby Inside
Tyler Morning Telegraph, TX - Jun 20, 2007
The woman ran into the home, called 911 and told authorities someone kidnapped her baby. About 30 minutes later 911 dispatchers received a call that there ...

Pregnant Woman Missing From Ohio Home, CA - Jun 18, 2007
They say he is now seperated from his wife and that his wife new Davis was having his baby. Davis' mother beleives a stranger kidnapped her daughter. ...

Two teens held after kidnapped infant found at Levelland Wal-Mart, TX - Jun 16, 2007
... who is accused of kidnapping the baby. Chelsea Johnson holds her daughter, Saydi Mendez, outside her Levelland home. Saydi was kidnapped Thursday night ...

Suspects held in kidnapping of Levelland baby, TX - Jun 15, 2007
A 4-month-old girl who reportedly was kidnapped from her Levelland home Thursday night was found unharmed. The suspected kidnappers, whose names were not ...

Woman receives 10 years in theft of baby
Macon Telegraph - Macon,GA,USA
The tip led police to a home on
Hawthorne Street where the 16-year-old and baby Timillion were found five hours after the abduction. ...
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Good Sam Alerts Code Pink
NTV - Kearney,NE,USA
Baer added, "If anybody was to ever abduct a baby, [our goal is] to stop the whole abduction inside the hospital and never let the baby outside the ...

Possible Baby Abduction at Hospital
KBSD - Dodge City,KS,USA
Wichita police are investigating a possible abduction at Via Christi St. Joseph Hospital in Wichita. They believe someone may have stolen a car with an ...
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Hospitals nix birth notices in light of safety report
Boston Herald - Boston,MA,USA
The commission analyzed eight cases of hospital newborn abduction in 1999, finding that birth announcements had provided some kidnappers with personal ...

Police: 3-Week-Old Kidnapped By 15-Year-Old Cousin
NBC, PA - Apr 29, 2007
According to authorities, 15-year-old Alicia Barham, who lives in the Sydenham Street home, wanted to take the baby for a walk in her old neighborhood, ...

The waking nightmare that every parent dreads
The Herald - Glasgow,Scotland,UK
We may know if she was kidnapped for a ransom, whether a childless couple took her for themselves or whether the intent was altogether darker. ...

Illegal baby trade suspected in Kyrgyz hospitals
Middle East Times, Egypt - Apr 18, 2007
The two, a hospital departmental head and a midwife, were arrested after an investigation conducted by the Kyrgyz police's organized crime squad. ...

Woman indicted on kidnapping charge to receive psychological ..., TX - Apr 17, 2007
... last month on one count of kidnapping in connection with the abduction of 3-day-old Mychael Darthard-Dawodu from Covenant Lakeside Hospital on March 10. ...

Taser used on dad leaving Houston hospital with baby
Houston Chronicle, TX - Apr 16, 2007
Our infant abduction deterrent was effective." The hospital delivers more than 8000 babies a year, making it the facility with the second-highest number of ...

Relatives arrested in infant abduction
Charleston Gazette (subscription), WV - Apr 14, 2007
SHINNSTON — Three Louisiana residents have been arrested for using outdated custody papers to take a 10-month-old boy from a Shinnston day care, Shinnston’s ...

Baby abduction thwarted
KHOU (subscription), TX - Apr 13, 2007
In the very early hours of Thursday morning, security personnel at Texas Women's Hospital immediately responded to a possible kidnapping call inside its ...

Parson pleads not guilty in baby abduction, TX - Apr 5, 2007
Rayshaun Parson, the woman accused of taking a 3-day-old infant from a Lubbock hospital, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a federal kidnapping charge. ...

Fear of baby abductions may end tradition
Cape Cod Times, MA - Apr 3, 2007
But some never make it home - one newborn kidnapped last year is still missing - and kidnappers can pose a huge risk to the mother's physical safety. ...

TV reporter arrested in probe of security
Charlotte Observer, NC - 5 hours ago
A television reporter who says she was doing an undercover investigation into security at hospital maternity wards was arrested after walking into a nursery ...
Undercover reporter arrested during Amarillo hospital probe 11:50 ... Dallas Morning News (subscription)
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Grand Jury Indicts Woman For Abduction Of Newborn
KWTXTX - Mar 22, 2007
(March 22, 2007)—A federal grand jury Thursday indicted a woman accused of kidnapping a newborn from a Lubbock hospital. Twenty-one-year-old Rayshaun Parson ...

Attorney: Suspect scouted Lubbock hospital before abduction
Houston Chronicle, TX - Mar 16, 2007
LUBBOCK — The woman accused of snatching a days-old infant from a hospital had scouted security measures there beforehand and also went to another Lubbock ...

Nursing education and licensure exams
Manila Standard Today, Philippines - Mar 12, 2007
Gosh, if you were the mother who brought the wrong baby home, would you find the human error excusable? Bringing home someone else’s child is every parent’s ...

Dad Abducts 2-Hour-Old Baby From Hospital ...
CBS2 & KCAL9 News  -
Lynwood, California – A two-hour-old baby taken from St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood Tuesday by the father has been returned safely. The father was booked on suspicion of kidnapping and child endangerment ......

Infant abduction causes hospitals to re-examine security... TX -
By JEFF CARLTON / Associated Press - 3/15/2007 – The ripples from the abduction of a newborn from a Lubbock hospital will soon reach maternity wards around the country....

Woman accused of Texas baby-snatching had recently miscarried ...
San Diego Union Tribune, CA -
By Betsy Blaney. AP. LUBBOCK, Texas – A woman accused of abducting a newborn from the mother's hospital room last week had recently experienced her second ...
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Kidnapped newborn found in NM
San Jose Mercury News, CA -
LUBBOCK, Texas- A newborn kidnapped from a hospital here was found safe in New Mexico on Sunday, police said. Four-day-old Mychael Darthard-Dawodu was in ...

Baby kidnapped from US hospital
The Age, 
Australia -
In June, a newborn at a different hospital was taken by a woman who had visited the baby's mother. A tip led to the woman's whereabouts the next day and she ...

BREAKING NEWS: Baby kidnapped from Lubbock hospital has reportedly ..., TX - 11 minutes ago
(3/10/07 - LUBBOCK, TX) - Police say a baby kidnapped from a hospital in Lubbock, Texas, has been found in New Mexico. Mychael Darthard was last seen at ...

Newborn kidnapped from Texas hospital by woman posing as medical ...
Boston Herald, MA - 1 hour ago
By AP. LUBBOCK, Texas - A woman posing as a medical worker kidnapped a 3-day-old girl from a hospital early Saturday, police said. ...

Infant kidnapped
Edmonton Sun, Canada - 3 hours ago
By AP. LUBBOCK, Texas -- A woman posing as a medical worker kidnapped a three-day-old infant from a hospital early yesterday, police said. ...

Dad Abducts 2-Hour-Old Baby From Hospital
KCAL Channel 9 - Mar 6, 2007 (CBS) Lynwood, CA,USA
A two-hour-old baby was taken from St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood Tuesday by a father who was talked into returning the child to the hospital by the mother talking to him on a cellular telephone, authorities said.

Dad grabs newborn son from Methodist Hospital
Gary Post Tribune - Gary,IN,USA
Upon learning of the abduction, hospital officials notified police and announced a "Code Pink,'' alerting workers to the missing baby. ...
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Stolen babies, South Africa - Feb 26, 2007
Who would think of stealing another woman's baby? How can you prevent your child from being kidnapped? Two babies were abducted recently - one was taken ...

Baby abducted; dad arrested, IN - Feb 23, 2007
BY DEBORAH LAVERTY. GARY | Police on Friday had in custody a 34-year-old Gary man believed responsible for abducting his 1-day old infant son from the ...

Abduction attempt at Gary hospital - Chicago,IL,USA
February 23, 2007 - A suspect in the abduction of a newborn at a Gary, Ind. hospital is in police custody, officials said. The baby is back with the mother. ...
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'Fake social workers stole our baby'
Independent Online - Cape Town,South Africa
Yoba said the carefully planned abduction climaxed on Thursday morning at 9am when his wife told him the chilling news of his daughter's abduction while he ...

Mom charged in baby’s kidnapping
The Tribune-Democrat - Johnstown,PA,USA
BEDFORD — The 18-year-old mother of a child kidnapped from her Bedford County home Monday has been arrested and is in the county jail, state police said ...

Baby Kidnapped in Khayelitsha
Bush Radio Newsroom - Cape Town,Western Cape Province,South Africa
A 3-month-old baby was kidnapped at her home in 40-Section Makhaza, Khayelitsha on Thursday. Yolanda Yoba was with her 25-year-old mother when they were ...
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Police arrest mother, accomplice in alleged baby kidnapping
Police have arrested the mother of a kidnapped baby along with an alleged accomplice, and the child has been returned to a relative who has legal custody, ...

Hospitals Using Microchips To Keep Tabs On Newborns, CA - Feb 7, 2007
Infant abduction is not a crime that happens very often, but it is something every parent and hospital should be prepared for. ...

Kidnapped baby 'a gift'
News24, South Africa - Feb 1, 2007
The kidnapper returned home to Mgobodzi village in South Africa with the new baby on Tuesday. The kidnapper's sister immediately alerted chief of the Mawewe ...

Baby Bryan's parents criticized for not doing enough
WBBH, FL - Jan 31, 2007
Reverend Israel Suarez says he's upset with how the parents of Baby Bryan have handled themselves in the wake of the infant's abduction. ...

Jailed mother describes arrest as a 'bad dream'
Reno Gazette Journal, NV - Jan 31, 2007
Brooks said she and her husband were going to return the baby to Montelongo's Sun Valley home after a few hours. A citizen who saw the alert spotted the ...

Baby kidnapped by parents recovered unharmed in Reno
Las Vegas Sun, NV - Jan 29, 2007
(AP) - An 8-month-old baby was recovered unharmed and returned to her custodial grandmother early Monday after being kidnapped by her parents, ...

Police have better description of SUV driven in baby's abduction
Tampa Bay's 10, FL - Jan 28, 2007
(AP) — Fort Myers police say they have a better description of the sport utility vehicle driven by the woman who kidnapped baby Bryan Dos Santos Gomes last ...

2 Women Accused Of Stealing Newborn From Hospital
CBS 2, CA - 10 hours ago
Debra Harrell, 46, was arrested Thursday at her Perris home on suspicion of assisting in the abduction of the days-old infant, according to the Riverside ...

Baby taken from hospital; mom may face charges
The Argus, CA - Jan 18, 2007
The baby, who was suffering from medical problems so severe that the hospital alerted Child Protective Services, has been taken back to the hospital. ...

Details still murky in case of misplaced infant
Houstonist, TX - Jan 17, 2007
Ramirez told her family that she didn't remember what had happened to the baby; authorities said she acted like she was under the influence of narcotics. ...

Father Charged With Kidnapping Today
Team 4 News, TX - Jan 12, 2007
"He forcibly took the child from his mom and used a knife to threaten the mom and another woman that was in the home," says Sgt. Jimmy Manrrique with the ...

Kidnapping is tragically familiar for Franklin County
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, MO - Jan 11, 2007
... when infant Abigale Lynn Woods was kidnapped from her home 25 miles up the road. Baby Abby, as she was called, was found unhurt days later. ...

Bronx Mother Charged With Murder After Lying About Infant Abduction
NY1, NY - Jan 10, 2007
The baby’s body has not yet been recovered. Rojas took the baby, Anthony, home from Jacobi Hospital on New Year's Eve. Rojas was charged Tuesday with second ...

Baby-sitter admits trying to kill mom to take child
Staten Island Advance, NY - Jan 6, 2007
... Ms. Melvelle-Grant kidnapped the child for three days. Kiki, now 8, was returned home unharmed and Ms. Melvelle-Grant's subsequent plea bargain sealed, ...

Baby rescued from truck
Orlando Sentinel, FL - Jan 3, 2007
GROVELAND -- A Groveland man who authorities say kidnapped his 9-month-old child forced deputies into a confrontation that lasted several hours Monday ...

Mom says police think she sold baby Bryan
The News-Press, FL - Jan 2, 2007
The mother of kidnapped baby Bryan Dos Santos Gomes, who has been given a lie detector test, says police have accused her repeatedly of selling her son. ...

Police Pursuing 400 Leads In Infant's Abduction - Miami,FL,USA - POSTED: 11:25 am EST December 29, 2006
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Fort Myers detectives say they're pursuing more than 400 leads in the kidnapping of an infant boy. One month ...
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Infant Abduction News Archive [2006]

Police Pursuing 400 Leads In Infant's Abduction - Miami,FL,USA - POSTED: 11:25 am EST December 29, 2006
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Fort Myers detectives say they're pursuing more than 400 leads in the kidnapping of an infant boy. One month ...
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Can good come from great pain?
The News-Press, FL - Dec 14, 2006
... Santos Gomes, the baby boy who was kidnapped from his ... smugglers, called coyotes, to whom the baby’s mother ... who want all those now here illegally sent home. ...
Baby's parents remain optimistic Orlando Sentinel
Police Pursue Smuggling Ring In Infant's Kidnapping
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Smuggling ring pursued in infant abduction
Dallas Morning News (subscription), TX - Dec 13, 2006
AP. FORT MYERS, Fla. – The sketch of the woman who snatched baby Bryan Dos Santos Gomes at knifepoint is plastered everywhere amid ...

Toddler still missing, Sheriffs deputies call off search
North County Times, CA - Dec 11, 2006
... social event at 11pm to arrive back home between 330 ... is now saying that he thinks his son was kidnapped. ... Tribune said that they only noticed the baby gone when ...

Father of kidnapped girl arrested in '05 murder
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription),  USA - Dec 13, 2006
... About 36 hours after Vargas' daughter was abducted from her home near Marietta, investigators in North Carolina found her and her baby. ...
Father of kidnapped girl arrested in '05 murder Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription)
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Understanding the mind of a kidnapper
WBBHFL - Dec 6, 2006
... "My thoughts are that the baby will be recovered alive," said Klaas.
There have been 246 infant abduction cases from 1983 to 2002. ...

Ft. Myers mother and baby reported kidnapped
The News-Press, FL - Dec 1, 2006
... and her 28-day-old infant were kidnapped at knifepoint ... suspected of kidnapping the Fort Myers woman and her baby. ... then were driven back to their home in Fort ...

Ft. Myers mother and baby reported kidnapped
The News-Press, FL - Dec 1, 2006
... and her 28-day-old infant were kidnapped at knifepoint ... suspected of kidnapping the Fort Myers woman and her baby. ... then were driven back to their home in Fort ...
Neighbors try to help mother of missing baby The News-Press

Search on in Fla. for Snatched Baby
ForbesNY - 17 hours ago
AP 12.02.06, 2:27 PM ET. Authorities were searching Saturday for a newborn baby after he and his mother were abducted by a knife-wielding ...

Mother to kidnapper: Bring back my baby
The News-Press, FL - 6 hours ago
By JACOB OGLES. "I only have my baby, nothing else," Maria Fatima Ramos Dos Santos, 23, sobbed in Portuguese at Fort Myers police ...

Police Seek Infant Boy Abducted At Knifepoint
Tampa Tribune, FL - 9 hours ago
AP. FORT MYERS - Authorities searched Saturday for a newborn after he and his mother were abducted by a knife-wielding woman in a ...

One month Old Baby Missing
Christian Broadcasting Network, VA - 9 hours ago - The mother and family of a one-month-old baby are hoping someone sees the Amber Alert for the child and help lead authorities to the missing child ...

Police: Kidnapping suspect may be pregnant or lost a child herself
Naples Daily News, FL - 14 hours ago
By Julio Ochoa (Contact). Police believe the woman who kidnapped the baby was trying to replace a child of her own. The woman may ...

Infant Abduction News - October, 2006

Man breaks into home, threatens baby
Victorville Daily Press, CA - Oct 7, 2006
An unknown male subject allegedly entered a home and held up a ... He then put the baby down and fled. ... him to Barstow A man who claimed he was kidnapped outside a ...

Newly born baby kidnapped
PakTribune.comPakistan - Oct 5, 2006
... her baby to that women who disappeared from the Labour Room and kidnapped the baby . ... With the help of staff on duty, the culprit and her home address were ...

Infant Abduction News - July, August & September - 2006

Two-month-old baby disappears from maternity house
Bucharest Daily News, Romania - Sep 29, 2006
... a regular basis as she wanted to take him home after his ... the mother could not stay with the baby in the ... was not abandoned and the person who kidnapped him did ...

Baby girl kidnapped from home returned to family alive and well
Los Angeles Daily News, CA - Sep 20, 2006
... who prayed for them," McCarthy said. "The baby was hydrated, nourished and in good condition when she arrived at the hospital.". ...

Kidnapped newborn baby found alive with suspect, TX - Sep 19, 2006
... The child has been taken to a hospital in Washington, Missouri. The two were discovered in a home near the area where the baby was kidnapped. ...

Mother of kidnapped baby leaves hospital
Boston Globe, United States - Sep 17, 2006
... ST. CLAIR, Mo. --A mother whose throat was slashed and newborn baby kidnapped was released from the hospital Sunday as authorities said they found a knife on

Newborn abducted the day of abductor's stillbirth returned safely to parents  [CLICK LINK TO WATCH VIDEO]
WFIE-TV - Evansville,IN,USA
... to cover up a telltale birthmark on the infant's forehead ... was just a week old when she was abducted by a ... Abby Woods is okay, but she was taken to the hospital. ...
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Say goodbye to a 'sign' of joy: posting news in yard of a birth - Detroit,MI,USA
... An emergency room physician at the hospital where mother and daughter ... in the healthcare facility setting and then subsequently abducted the infant from the ...

Kidnapped Baby Found Alive; Woman Who Miscarried Accused
International News Service - Sydney,Australia
... When Beck went inside the hospital alone, Torrez wiped at the baby's forehead ... Torrez confronted Beck and challenged her on whether she abducted the infant. ...

Abducted Mo. newborn found alive
Houston Chronicle - United States
Franklin County countryside for a baby abducted on Friday ... The infant's mother, 21-year-old Stephenie Ochsenbine ... John's Hospital in Washington, Mo., said the baby ...

Woman's Fetus Apparently Cut From Womb
Forbes - 59 minutes ago
The body of a woman who apparently had a fetus cut from her womb was found in a vacant lot, and police said Friday they were searching for her three young ...
Woman's fetus apparently cut from womb Houston Chronicle
Pregnant woman killed, child possibly cut from womb WBIR-TV
Body of Woman Found with Fetus Apparently Cut from Womb KNX1070
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch,  United States - 2 hours ago
... Louis of a dead woman who had a baby cut from her womb. ... In December 2004, a Skidmore, Mo., woman was murdered and her fetus cut from her womb. ...

Baby kidnapped from Franklin County home
St. Louis Post-Dispatch,  United States -
Sep 15, 2006
A 7-day-old baby was kidnapped in Franklin County Friday afternoon after a woman with a gun forced her way into the infant's home and cut the mother's throat ...
Mother of Kidnapped Baby Leaves Hospital Guardian Unlimited
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Woman slashes mother's throat, steals her baby, KS - Sep 15, 2006
... police are searching for a 7-day-old baby after a ... woman entered a home in Lonedell and kidnapped Abby Woods ... Police say the mother is recovering in a hospital. ...

Hospital baby snatcher is deported from UAE
Gulf NewsUnited Arab Emirates
By Bassma Al Jandaly, Staff Reporter. Sharjah: A woman who kidnapped a newborn baby from a hospital has been deported, according to sources from Sharjah Courts. ...

Jogger finds kidnapped tot
Philadelphia Daily News, PA - Aug 7, 2006
... After police arrived, Jeff Madden learned that the tot he'd found had been kidnapped. "He's glad the baby's home with the family," Charlotte Madden said.

Baby reported kidnapped found in pickup
Cherry Hill Courier Post, NJ - Aug 6, 2006
PHILADELPHIA … A 14-month-old baby reportedly kidnapped in a home invasion robbery Sunday was found unharmed hours later in the back of a pickup truck ...
Missing Baby Found in Jogger's Pickup
Forbes - Aug 6, 2006
A 14-month-old boy reported kidnapped in a home invasion robbery Sunday was found unharmed hours later in the back of a pickup truck several miles away. ...

Drug deal behind abduction
Jacksonville Daily Progress, TX - Aug 5, 2006
Drug deal debts may have been the reason why a woman and her 3-month-old baby were kidnapped from their Austin home and held for ransom in Jacksonville on ...

Mom who kidnapped baby from Seattle hospital pleads guilty
Seattle Times, United States - Aug 3, 2006
A Sumner woman who kidnapped her own baby from Children's Hospital & Regional Medical Center during a dispute over the child's medical care pleaded guilty this ...

Infant Abduction News - June, 2006

Mother snatched baby from hospital after battling doctors, state ...
WorldNetDaily - Grants Pass,OR,USA
... Saturday and returned the baby to the hospital. Carlsen, held in jail on $500,000 bail, has been charged with second-degree domestic violence kidnapping and ...
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Woman who abducted infant held
Ahmedabad Newsline - Ahmedabad,India
Vadodara, June 22: Forty days after a nine-day-old baby boy was kidnapped from his mother and grandmother at Anand, the Raopura police tracked down the middle ...

Amber Alert Issued in Washington for Missing Baby
Salem-News.Com - OR,USA
... in the state of Washington for an infant that may ... Police say the baby was scheduled for surgery, and ... Detectives say Tina Carlsen abducted her nine month old ...

Missing Texas Newborn Back in Mom's Arms
By BETSY BLANEY , 06.06.2006, 12:41 PM. A newborn taken from her parents' home less than a week after birth was back in her mother's ...

Abducted Newborn Found After 24-Hour Search
ABC News - 9 hours ago
June 6, 2006 — A missing 5-day-old baby girl has been found safe and sound, more than 24 hours after her mother said she was abducted by a woman who had ...

Cops recover newborn abducted by fake nurse
Chicago Tribune, United States - 11 hours ago
By Betsy Blaney. LUBBOCK, Texas -- A missing 5-day-old baby was found Monday evening, more than 24 hours after her mother said she ...

Search on for ailing baby abducted in Texas
(CNN) -- Lubbock, Texas, police searched Monday for an ailing 5-day-old girl that authorities said was snatched from her mother Sunday by a woman posing as a ...
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Baby Abducted by 2 Women Who Had Tried to Buy Him
Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
A 6-week-old boy was kidnapped Monday in
South Los Angeles by two women who police said had earlier tried to buy the baby from his mother. ...

Kidnapping feared as search widens for missing Acre baby
Ha'aretz - Tel Aviv,Israel
... a public restroom near the Al-Ralam mosque, leaving the infant outside in a baby carriage. ... although it cannot be determined if the child was abducted, or if ...

Infant abducted from hospital in Rawalpindi
Peninsula On-line - Qatar
... there is no clue to the whereabouts of the woman who kidnapped the baby on April ... said she “sold” a newborn the same day when the infant disappeared from ...

The baby market
Standard - Nairobi,Kenya
... of children who could have been abandoned, abducted or even ... as evidence in court that she wilfully surrendered the baby. ... The infant remains in the care of the ...

Infant Abduction News - April, 2006

Women charged in abduction bid
Calgary Sun, Canada - Apr 30, 2006
By CP. TORONTO -- Police have charged two young women following an alleged attempted abduction of a newborn baby from a Toronto hospital. ...

Young women accused of abducting newborn
Globe and MailCanada - 9 hours ago
Two teenagers were charged with abduction after allegedly snatching a newborn from a west-end hospital on the weekend. Police say ...

Two women charged after attempted abduction of newborn
Toronto Star,  Canada - Apr 30, 2006
Two Toronto women have been charged after a kidnapping attempt was made on a newborn at an Etobicoke hospital yesterday morning, police say.

Three new mothers thwart abduction attempt
CTV.caCanada - Apr 29, 2006

Hospital officials thwart abduction attempt
StarPhoenix, Canada - 5 hours ago
TORONTO (CP) -- Police in Toronto have charged two young women following an alleged attempted abduction of a newborn baby from a hospital in the city's west end ...

Baby abduction foiled
680 News, Canada - 18 hours ago
Police have two women in custody following the attempted abduction of a newborn baby from a Toronto hospital. Police say an 18-year ...

Infant Abduction News - March, 2006

Toddler Kidnapped From UC Med Center  Med Center Reviewing Security

 (CBS 13) SACRAMENTO The U.C. Davis Medical Center says it's reviewing security after a child abduction there. Hospital officials say the facility went to a Code Rainbow Monday night when 20-month old Madeline Bentsen was discovered missing.

Her father, who had visitation rights, managed to get her out of a secured ward, and then out of the building.

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Father charged after baby abducted
Globe and Mail - Canada
VANCOUVER -- A father of a three-month-old baby was arrested and charged yesterday with abduction contrary to a court order after the child was taken from ...

Nine-month-old boy abducted in Hermon
Independent Online - Cape Town,South Africa
Riebeeck West police have launched a search for a baby abducted in Hermon at the weekend. Llewellyn Faas, aged nine months, was ...

Infant Abduction News - February, 2006

Medical Center defends security measures after infant kidnapped
Macon Telegraph - Macon,GA,USA
... security procedures at a news conference today, a day after an infant was abducted from the ... 16-year-old suspect was able to leave with the baby despite the ...

Abduction Followup

Baby who was kidnapped from Medical Center doing well
By Tim Sturrock, Telegraph Staff Writer, Macon Telegraph, Macon, GA - Posted on Tue, Feb. 21, 2006
... Andy Galloway, senior vice president of the Medical Center, said the Medical Center has increased security in the maternity ward, and officials are still considering what permanent changes to make.

Infant Abduction News - January, 2006

Baby stolen from AP hospital
NDTV.comIndia - Jan 21, 2006
... mother and child.
Ramanamma's boy was carried away by a stranger from the maternity ward in Anantpur Government Hospital. The woman ...

Woman posing as doctor steals child from hospital
Webindia123, India - Jan 20, 2006
... hospital here. According to police, a woman Ramanamma gave birth to a male child in the hospital a couple of days ago. The child ...

Hospital ends giving birth announcements to media
The Olympian OnLine  Jan 13, 2006
... The hospital will no longer provide lists of births at the hospital to the media. Parents will receive a form from the hospital that they can deliver to a newspaper themselves, said hospital sponeswoman Traci Blake. “It’s a security precaution,” Blake said. ...

Mother Shot, Infant Abducted From Bloomfield, PA - Jan 13, 2006
... Rahsann Coles. She was reported abducted by Todd D. Ballard, 29, after Ballard allegedly shot and killed her mother overnight. Ballard ...

Who is looking after your child?
Standard, Kenya - Jan 22, 2006
... maternity leave had just ended and she had brought her infant son with ... Cases of children being abducted, murdered, molested, abused or neglected are all too ...

Kidnapped baby found safe in ransom saga
Asahi ShimbunJapan - Jan 8, 2006
... did not know the Yamadas and decided to release the infant after giving up on getting the ransom. The situation began when Shu was abducted sometime after 3 am ...

Embassy in Tokyo monitoring kidnap case
Manila Standard Today, Philippines - Jan 11, 2006
... The three suspects allegedly abducted an 11-day-old infant from the Hikarigaoka Spellman Hospital last Friday and demanded a ransom of 61.5 million yen (P27.8 ...

Infant's alleged kidnappers sent to prosecutors
Asahi Shimbun, Japan - Jan 9, 2006
... note found early Saturday demanded 61.5 million yen for the infant's return, but ... Police suspect Nemoto abducted Shu and wrote the ransom note, while his wife ...

Profits Drive Chinese Trade In Abducted Children
Hartford Courant, United States - Jan 2, 2006
... China has disclosed that it rescued 3,488 abducted children last year, according to the official ... in jail and a $600 fine in May for selling his infant son for ...

Infant Abduction News Archive [2005]

Family endures crime wave
Press-Enterprise (subscription), CA - Dec 27, 2005
... It's been surreal recently for the Cochran family, who became crime victims again Tuesday, several days after their infant son was abducted from their driveway ...

Newly-born infant abducted
Yemen Times, Yemen - Dec 22, 2005
The delivery department at Al-Thawra General Hospital in Taiz witnessed the abduction of a newly born baby, from its bed, on Sunday 12th September. ...

5-day-old baby abducted
Newindpress, India - Dec 5, 2005
BELLARY: A 30-year old woman, posing herself as hospital staff, took away a 5-day old male baby from District Headquarters Hospital on Sunday afternoon. ...

Infant Abduction News - for month of November, 2005

Amber Alert Issued For First Coast Infant
WJXX - Jacksonville,FL,USA
JACKSONVILLE, FL -- An amber alert has been issued for an infant from the First Coast. ... Police believe she was abducted by her father, Abraham Brown. ...

Hospital babies get electronic tags
Tameside Advertiser - UK
Tameside Hospital. NEWBORN babies at Tameside Hospital could be protected with electronic tags in a planned security shake-up. Cots in ...

Woman accused of trying to kidnap a baby from Clarendon Memorial Hospital

...A woman accused of trying to kidnap a baby from Clarendon Memorial Hospital was arrested Monday in Manning. Manning's police chief says News19 viewers provided the vital information that led to the woman's arrest.

The would-be kidnapper confesses.   Video from News19 WLTX

Infant Abduction News - for month of October, 2005

Hospital Revamps Security after Infant Kidnappings

... Newark's University Hospital Revamps Security after Infant Kidnappings Hospital to install $800K infant abduction system following June incidents.   Newark, N.J.'s University Hospital was the location of two infant kidnappings in June according to a report by The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger.

by SIW Editorial Staff at

Infant abducted from maternity hospital
Webindia123 - India
... abducted by an unidentified woman from the
Government Maternity Hospital here yseterday, police said today. Glory (25), mother of the child, left the infant ...

SIW Editorial Staff Newark, N.J.'s University Hospital was the location of two infant kidnappings in June according to a report by The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger.

Infant abducted from hospital   -   New Delhi, India, October 19, 2005

A newborn was stolen from Lady Hardinge Hospital this afternoon. The police said they are preparing sketches of the suspect who appeared to be an elderly woman.

- - Story from Delhi Newsline
Wednesday October 19, 2005 - by
POSTED: 10:15 am, October 19, 2005

Pregnant Woman Slit Open In Attempted Fetus Abduction   -   Manor Township, PA --

A pregnant woman was attacked by a woman who tried to cut her fetus from her womb, police in Pennsylvania said Thursday.

- - Story from KFOXTV News
POSTED: 9:59 am MDT, October 13, 2005
UPDATED: 8:07 pm MDT, October 13, 2005

Infant Abduction News - Archive

Ambert Alert: Huntsville Authorities Looking For Infant   -   Huntsville Authorities Looking For Infant

An AMBER Alert has been issued for a missing infant in East Texas. Officials say Cobey Corley was abducted from Huntsville Memorial Hospital on Friday, August 19th by his mother, Samantha Corley, just 24 hours after he was born. Corley is pictured to the right.

- - Story from KBTV Hometown News
August 23, 2005 5:25 p.m. EST - by KBTV Hometown News
POSTED: Wed, August 24, 2005 1:15 a.m.

'Code Pink.' Baby missing. Not a drill.   -   Bracelet triggers alert of infant being taken Pat Campbell jumped out of her chair when she heard the overhead page at Presbyterian Hospital at 9 Friday morning.

- - Story from The Charlotte Observer   July 16, 2005 3:40 p.m. EST
by - Karen Garloch, Staff Writer, The Charlotte Observer
POSTED: Sat, Jul. 16, 2005

Woman and Roommates Charged in Kidnapping of 2-month-old   -   May 24, 2005 — CHICAGO (AHN) - A 36-year-old woman offered to pay her roommates $3,000 to help her kidnap a baby because she told her truck driver boyfriend she was pregnant.  Police reported Monday that the woman later dumped the baby in a garbage can.

- - Story from All Headline News   May 24, 2005 3:40 p.m. EST
by - Christina Ficara - All Headline News Staff Reporter
POSTED: 6/2/05 - 9:15 PM EST

Woman Arrested for Trying to Steal Baby   -   April 2, 2005 - 2:17 AM EST — A Valdosta woman has been arrested for trying to steal a baby from a hospital maternity ward. Police say the woman sneaked into South Georgia Medical Center on Monday. She got into a bed in the maternity ward trying to pose as a pregnant woman so she could leave with a child without being questioned. Hospital security caught her before she could carry out her plan. The woman is charged with trespassing and attempted kidnapping.

- - Story from The Southeast News Leader, Savannah, GA   Reported by: Nicole MacMillan
POSTED: 4/2/05 - 7:10 AM EST

3 Month Old Baby Missing From Virginia Home   -   March 30, 2005 1:20 pm EST — Virginia Beach VA USA Team Amber Alert-- Breaking news police need your help in locating a missing 3 month old infant.

- - Story from   by - Team Amber Alert
POSTED: March 30, 2005 - 1:20 PM

Mother Beats Security System Takes Her Baby From Hospital   -   Feb 7, 2005 4:40 pm US/Mountain — Despite a high tech security system a newborn baby is taken from a local hospital.   St. Mark's hospital says its security feature is one of the best around.   This weekend, a new mother got right past the alarm system.

- - Story from KUTV.Com   by - 2 News Headlines - KUTV.Com
POSTED: Feb 8, 2005 - 2:35 PM

Another baby has been abducted from a hospital in KwaZulu-Natal, the second in three days.   -   January 11, 2005 — While the police's Child Protection Unit was investigating the abduction of a one-day-old baby at Port Shepstone Hospital on Saturday, six-week-old Avela Mthethwa was abducted from St Mary's Hospital in Mariannhill on Monday.

- - Story from Independent Online, South Africa   by - Dudu Busani
POSTED: Jan 11, 6:45 AM

Woman gets life in baby kidnapping   -   Reno Gazette Journal - January 3, 2005 — Woman gets life in baby kidnapping, parole possible after 5 years.

Olga Lopez was sentenced to life in prison Friday for kidnapping a newborn infant last year from the Washoe Medical Center in an elaborate scheme to save her failing marriage by faking pregnancy.

- - Story from Reno Gazette Journal   by - Mary Thompson
POSTED: Jan 3, 11:40 PM

Infant Abduction News Archive [2004]

Infant Taken from Mother's Womb in Good Condition   -   13 NEWS, TOPEKA, KANSAS - December 18, 2004 — The baby taken from her mother's womb Thursday has a name. Victoria Jo is in good condition at Stormont Vail Regional Health Center.

Officials at the Stormont Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka said the father, Zeb Stinnett, and other family members are now with the girl, named Victoria Jo. Doctors said the girl is healthy and in good condition.

- - Story from 13 News - Kansas News Leader   by - The Associated Press
POSTED: Dec. 18, 3:35 PM

Baby Stolen from Mother's Body  -   SKIDMORE, MISSOURI - December 17, 2004 — Police are questioning two suspects in the murder of a pregnant woman and the kidnapping of her unborn child.

- - Story from 6 ABC News - WPCI   by - Action News
POSTED: Dec. 17, 12:35 PM

Hospital holds baby-abduction drill, forgets to alert cops   -   SHREVEPORT, La. - The kidnapping seemed real all right - a little too real for authorities in Shreveport, La.

Police got a call from LSU Hospital Wednesday afternoon, reporting that an infant had been abducted. But it seems no one bothered to tell the cops it was only a drill.

- - Story from   by - The Associated Press
POSTED: Nov. 19, 2004 08:35 AM

Woman Convicted In Kidnapping Of Day-Old Infant Speaks To LEX 18  -   Seven months ago, a baby disappeared from a Stanford hospital. Ten tension-filled hours later, Grayci Barrows was found by a woman walking her dog in Bowling Green.  In a jailhouse interview only with LEX 18, the woman convicted in the kidnapping, Tanya Shelton, talked about what led her to take a newborn child.

- - Story by   Story by - LEX 18 NEWS
POSTED: Wednedsay, November 17, 2004 · Last updated 11:30 a.m. EST

Woman gets 20 years for kidnapping infant  -   STANFORD, Ky. -- A woman who pleaded guilty to kidnapping a newborn from a hospital was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison. (This article has expired)

- - by Seattle Post-Intelligencer  Story by - The Associated Press
POSTED: Friday, November 12, 2004 · Last updated 1:54 p.m. PT

The woman accused of kidnapping Grayci Barrows, only 12 hours old at the time, pleads guilty  -   A deal was reached with the prosecutors in the case Thursday.

- - by  Parents of infant kidnapped by Tanya Shelton speak to LEX18 News
POSTED: 10:45 am EDT October 22, 2004

Hospital May Lose Federal Funding If Changes Are Not Made - - by Reporter: Julia Lewis
POSTED: 12:05 pm EDT September 16, 2004   UPDATED: 4:44 pm EDT September 16, 2004
(This article has expired)

Raleigh, N.C.  UNC Children's Hospital is changing the way it operates by adding more security cameras and restricting access to some patient areas after a recent incident. However, the hospital is faced with losing millions in federal funding.

Abducted newborn found in Malden after Amber Alert issued - - By Staff And Associated Press | August 9, 2004
BOSTON Police say the 19-day-old boy who was reported abducted from his mother in East Boston this morning has been found safe in Malden. The baby's father, Jose Lizama (also known as Jose Granados), 28,was taken into custody for the abduction.

Amber Alert for a missing newborn who is only 19 days old.    BOSTON  -- Massachusetts State Police have issued an Amber Alert for the greater Boston area for a missing newborn who is only 19 days old. According to Boston police, the infant was snatched from his mother as she was walking on Bennington Street around 8:30 a.m. Monday.

WCVB-TV -  -  
POSTED: 12:23 pm EDT August 9, 2004 - UPDATED: 2:49 pm EDT August 9, 2004

FOLLOW-UP Abducted infant, Medfield suspect nabbed after Amber Alert hunt    MALDEN  -- An infant snatched from his mother as she was walking in East Boston yesterday morning was located in Malden in the evening, police said.

MetroWest Daily News   -  
By Associated Press - POSTED: Tuesday, August 10, 2004

1-year-old allegedly kidnapped by her babysitter - - Team Amber Alert National News (Knoxville, TN.) -- An Amber Alert was issued around 6:00 PM Saturday, after police suspected she had been kidnapped by her babysitter, Becky Jane Sparlin. Knoxville police issued an Amber Alert this evening for a 1-year-old child missing from Wilder Place in Knoxville.

WVLT-TV Volunteer TV 8   -   POSTED 6:00pm EST,   Saturday, July 25, 2004

One-month old baby returned to hospital by father- Hartford police say the baby's father, Paul Lott, returned the infant to Connecticut Children's Medical Center late Thursday. Police say the mother, Leah Parracino, took the baby without notifying hospital officials.

WCTX Channel 8 News  -   POSTED 11:30 AM   Saturday, July 10, 2004

Baby missing from hospital - - Hartford, CT -- Police are searching for a missing infant that was slipped past hospital security at the Connecticut Children's Medical Center on Wednesday morning.

WFSB Eyewitness News   -   POSTED 9:00pm EST,   Monday, July 5, 2004

Attempted Infant Abduction - - (Norwich, CT) - A six week old girl is safe tonight after two people tried to take her from her room in the hospital.  Police investigations have revealed that a man and a woman tried to take a six-week-old baby girl out of one of the units.  An alert floor nurse noticed something was wrong when she saw that the baby's I-D bracelet was missing.

WFSB Eyewitness News   -   POSTED 10:30pm EST,   Thursday, May 20, 2004

Follow-up   -   Little Grayci Barrows is safe -- and in her mother's arms.   The child is in fair condition in a Louisville hospital.   Police say a part-time nursing assistant at Fort Logan hospital in Lincoln County took the newborn around 3am Friday.  The baby was found six hours later, 150 miles away in an alley in Bowling Green. 

WYKT News First  -   POSTED 9am EST,   Sunday, April 4, 2004

Baby taken from Kentucky Hospital - - Police in Franklin, Ky., and Simpson County authorities are searching along Interstate 65 after a woman sought for questioning in the abduction of a baby was apprehended Friday morning.

WLWT Eyewitness News 5  -   POSTED 11:30am EST,   Friday, April 2, 2004

Baby taken from LDS Hospital - But infant boy is quickly and safely restored to his parents - A woman who police say was Alarid flashed what looked like a hospital ID card at Tina Marie Archuleta, 21, and said she needed to take baby Zackaria, who had been born Sunday.    She left with the baby and abandoned his bassinet by the elevator.

Deseret Morning News, Wednesday, March 31, 2004 -    By Lois M. Collins and Jennifer Dobner

Click to Watch Video Clip from KSL-TV
Woman Pretending to be Nurse Kidnaps Newborn From Hospital

A baby abducted from Empangeni Hospital on Friday has been reunited with his mother - and police have arrested a 31-year-old-woman in connection with the abduction.
  -   POSTED March 18, 2004 - article from page 1 of The DailyNews

SAI has confirmed that the kidnapper's MO in this case is virtually identical with infant abductions from U.S. hospitals.

Police find abducted baby
  -   POSTED February 12, 2004

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A tip from a waitress proved to be the crucial piece of information in the search for an infant abducted from his Benton County home Wednesday.
– Article by Bill Medley   - The Sedalia Democrat

Baby Abducted From Mo. Home With Mom Downstairs
  -   POSTED: 2:12 p.m. EST February 11, 2004    - UPDATED: 2:41 p.m. EST February 11, 2004

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert for a baby taken from a central Missouri home Wednesday morning.
– Article by KERO 23 News

Infant Abduction News Archive [2003]

Kidnapped Newborn Found - Newark woman charged with kidnapping newborn girl
  -   Posted December 26, 2003

"NEWARK, N.J. -- A 22-year-old woman kidnapped a newborn girl from a city hospital on Christmas Eve, taking the child from the mother's room while the woman showered, police said."
– Article by 6Action News -

Alert Issued for Missing Infant
  -   Posted 1:15 p.m. EST November 19, 2003 Updated: 1:49 p.m. EST  - Action News -

"BREAKING NEWS: Clayton County law enforcement authorities are preparing to issue a Levi's Call alert for a missing infant who was last seen at an apartment complex, officials said."

Missing baby found safe
  -   Updated: 10/22/2003 - By: News 14 Carolina

"She said it was her son, and she had all the documents in a baby bag -- the birth certificate, the social security card, the immunization records, even the little card they give you at the hospital."

Police charge pair in kidnapping of 18-month-old baby
 - Copyright 2003 by Associated Press -  (Posted on Sat, Oct. 11, 2003)

Baby Taken By Woman Posing As Social Worker
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Woman charged with taking infant
Sioux City Journal, IA - Aug 18, 2003

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