Amber Alert canceled after Oklahoma baby is found safe

Amber Alert canceled after 5-month-old taken from Oklahoma home is found safe

Authorities said early Friday that a baby allegedly abducted from a home in a small Oklahoma town was found safe, the Associated Press reported.

A search for Cindy Finley, 47, of Woodlands, Texas, began after authorities said she took 5-month-old Olivia Smith about 12:15 p.m. Thursday from a home in Cashion, Okla. The town, with a population of less than 1,000, is in the central part of the state.

Late Thursday authorities said they believed she might traveling through Colorado on her way to Utah. But local news outlets reported she was found early Friday in Seminole, Texas.

When they issued the Amber Alert, authorities said Finley reportedly had visions of the child's death.

Finley was seen driving a gray Nissan Murano sport-utility vehicle with Texas license plates, and was accompanied by a 43-year-old woman named Jennifer Skousen, the alert said.

According to the alert, Finley "has a mental condition and made comments about having a vision of the child dying in two days." 

Gene Haxton, coordinator of the state's Amber Alert system, told the Los Angeles Times that Finley might be a "distant relative" of Olivia's family.

He did not know how Skousen and Finley were related, and did not describe the circumstances of the child's disappearance.

In an email from Haxton early Friday, reported by Oklahoma media, he said: "The suspects have been apprehended and the child is safe and in protective custody."

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12:30 a.m.This story was updated with the recovery of the child in Texas.

10:02 p.m.: This story has been updated to include that the suspect may be traveling through Colorado on her way to Utah. 

This story was orginally published at 7:35 p.m.

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