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Child found after Amber Alert

Posted: July 3, 2014 7:25 p.m.
Updated: July 3, 2014 7:25 p.m.

PHOENIX (AP) — Hours after authorities issued an Amber Alert, a Huntington Beach woman has been arrested on suspicion of abducting her infant granddaughter, who was later found unharmed in Arizona.

Maricopa County Sheriff’s officials said 57-year-old Carolyn Ruth Ferguson was found Wednesday night along with the 6-month-old girl at a gasoline station in Tonopah, west of Phoenix.

Ferguson told authorities her car had broken down.

Authorities in Huntington Beach issued an Amber Alert for the girl Wednesday afternoon. The baby’s mother alleges that Ferguson took the child while she was asleep at her home in Hemet.

The girl’s relatives say Ferguson is bipolar and hasn’t been taking her medication.

Ferguson had her initial court appearance Thursday on charges of child abuse, custodial interference and endangerment.

Her bond was set at $50,000. She doesn’t have a lawyer yet.


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