LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A woman from California who is suspected of abducting her 5-month-old baby was detained Wednesday morning near the Nevada state line, ABC7 reported.
Police in Mountain View, Calif. said 21-year-old Veronica Lara Ramirez had taken her baby daughter, Aitana, without the child's father's permission.
Ramirez was seen driving away with the baby and a tall, heavyset man in her vehicle, ABC7 reported.
"We are worried about the safety of baby Aitana, as Lara Ramirez just days ago made concerning statements about her own wellbeing that could potentially put her and her child's health in jeopardy," Mountain View police said at the time of the child's abduction.
Ramirez was stopped Wednesday morning 10 miles from the Nevada state line, police said.
UPDATE: Aitana, Lara Ramirez and the man she left MV with were located 10 miles from the Nevada border.— Mountain View Police (@MountainViewPD) April 13, 2022
Baby Aitana is safe. Lara Ramirez and the man she was with have been detained. We'll have more later but for now, a big sigh of relief and our thanks to @CHP_Barstow. https://t.co/RCxWtXGQhi
Law enforcement officers reported baby Aitana was found and is safe. Ramirez was detained, as was the man she'd been traveling with.
"We'll have more later but for now, a big sigh of relief and our thanks to [California Highway Patrol]," police said in a tweet.