Abducted One-Year-Old Girl Returns to US
BROWNSVILLE – The 1-year-old girl police say was abducted by her mother is now back in the U.S.
Police said the girl was taken by her mother, Francia Villegas-Amaro.
According to authorities, Amaro removed a court-ordered ankle monitor before leaving with the girl. They were last seen walking towards the Gateway International Bridge.
Investigators told CHANNEL 5 NEWS the mother did not have custody of her daughter. She was removed by Child Protective Service due to a previous arrest.
Detective J.J. Trevino with the Brownsville Police Department told CHANNEL 5 NEWS the child's grandmother picked up the girl in Matamoros over the weekend.
The mother is still believed to be in Mexico. A warrant for her arrest remains active.
Trevino said the toddler is in good health.
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