UPDATE - ARREST: Portland Police Searching for Missing Infant from Southeast Portland's Hazelwood Neighborhood

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March 05, 2013 16:35

  

Portland Police Missing Persons Detectives have charged 17-year-old Kabriana Harper with one count of Kidnap in the Second Degree, a Measure 11 crime.

Harper is a cousin of the 4-month-old boy's mother and was staying with her for a few days recently. Early this morning, she took the baby from the residence then abandoned him under a tree in the 400 block of Northeast 139th Avenue. Harper then returned to the residence where police first contacted her early this morning.

Detectives interviewed Harper extensively before lodging her into the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home.

Detectives do not believe there was anyone else involved in this incident.

Due to the age of the victim in this case, no additional details can be released at this time.

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The baby was located in the 400 block of Northeast 139th Avenue, not Southeast.

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The missing 4-month-old boy has been safely located in the front yard of a residence in the 400 block of Southeast 139th Avenue. Medical personnel have transported the baby to a Portland hospital for evaluation.

Detectives are continuing to investigate and no additional details can be released at this time.

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This morning, Tuesday March 5, 2013, at 2:02 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to East Precinct responded to a residence in the 200 block of Southeast 148th Avenue on the report of a missing toddler.

Officers have been conducting an extensive neighborhood search and are contacting numerous relatives to determine if the toddler was taken to a different family residence.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

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