Mystery surrounds 10-month-old baby found at Minneapolis airport

Police finds family after calling for help from public following ‘exhaustive investigation’

Gustaf Kilander
Washington, DC
Wednesday 24 August 2022 15:45 BST
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Police have cancelled a previously issued emergency alert after the mother of a 10-month-old baby was located.

The alert was sent out on Tuesday night after the girl was found at around 9pm on Sunday at Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport with a woman described as being “in crisis” and who was believed not to be related to, or a guardian of, the child, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

While airport police didn’t provide a lot of information, they thanked those who had shared the alert and sent in the information that helped the authorities to find members of the child’s family.

The woman and child found together are thought to have arrived at the airport on a light trail train.

Following an “exhaustive investigation”, police remained unable to identify the child, prompting the call for help from the public.

When the alert was sent out, no children matching the description of the 10-month-old had been reported as missing or abducted, according to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

A 10-month-old baby was found at Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport
A 10-month-old baby was found at Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport (Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension)

“The child has been identified and her mother has been found safe,” the bureau said in a statement.

“Thanks to all who shared the alert and provided info that helped investigators identify the child and locate her relatives,” the bureau added.

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