- Nov 22, 2003
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Kidnapped newborn found in N.M.
By BETSY BLANEY, Associated Press Writer 3 minutes ago
A newborn kidnapped from a hospital here was found safe in a New Mexico hospital on Sunday, police said.
Four-day-old Mychael Darthard-Dawodu was in good condition in Clovis, N.M., and transportation was being arranged to return the baby to Texas, said Lubbock police Lt. Scott Hudgens.
"We're ecstatic to be able to locate the child still in good health and to be able to reunite her with her mother," Hudgens said Sunday morning.
The infant was kidnapped early Saturday by a woman posing as a medical worker, who walked out of Covenant Lakeside Hospital with the 5-pound baby hidden in her purse, police said.
The FBI was interviewing a suspect, said Covenant Health System Vice President Gwen Stafford...