Baby Girl Kidnaped in June Found Safe

Associated Press

A newborn girl kidnaped from her mother's hospital room in June was found alive and well Tuesday in nearby Richmond by police acting on a tip.

Baby Kerri was 2 days old when she was taken from Alta Bates Hospital on June 12, apparently by a woman posing as a county worker. The baby's 16-year-old mother went on national television pleading for Kerri's return.

Berkeley Police Lt. Tom Grant said authorities received a tip from a neighbor and found Kerri vigorous and healthy.

Richmond resident Karen Lea Hughes, 41, was in custody in connection with the case, police said.

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