Posted: Aug 24, 2011 6:11 PM by Dr. Anya Winslow
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.
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