Aug 24, 2011 8:11 PM by Dr. Anya Winslow

Abducted Colorado baby found safe in Oklahoma

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say an infant from Colorado who was allegedly abducted by her father has been found safe in Oklahoma.

Colorado Springs police said Wednesday the girl was left with a firefighter at a fire station in Lawton, Okla., by her father, 24-year-old Derik Hembree. Police say Hembree is a soldier who is absent without leave.

Police say Hembree left the fire station and his whereabouts are unknown.

Authorities say Hembree took 1-month-old Brooke Hembree on Aug. 4 in violation of a custody order.

Social services workers in Colorado are making arrangements to bring the baby back to Colorado.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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