Amber Alert: Police seek help in finding missing 6-week-old girl
Betty Zamora, the 6-week-old baby that was reported missing from Western Nebraska, was found safe and sound in Colorado and her parents, Maria Campa and Carlos Zamora, have been arrested.
The Amber Alert was issued on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, by the Nebraska State Patrol, who took to its Twitter account to let everyone know that little Betty had been kidnapped.
This Thursday, Police used Twitter once again to inform that the baby had been found in Logan County, Colorado, canceling the Amber Alert issued earlier.
Betty was originally reported missing after she was last seen at 1900 Ash Cheyenne Villa Apartments in Sidney. According to the Sidney Police Chief, Joe Aikens, Betty had been removed from her parent's custody at birth.
If you're just waking up, we had great news overnight.— Nebraska State Patrol (@NEStatePatrol) July 19, 2018
Betty was found safe in Logan County, Colorado!
Thanks to everyone who helped spread the word on social media and elsewhere. The AMBER Alert has been canceled. pic.twitter.com/LdCn8ic1y3
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Update: 6-week-old Betty Zamora is safe this morning. Her parents have been arrested for kidnapping. https://t.co/AvbwsdfBTs— Nicole Cousins (@nicolecousinstv) July 19, 2018
The reason why Campa and Zamora couldn't keep the baby was that she tested positive for narcotics, which revealed that the 37-year-old mother had used illegal substances throughout her pregnancy.
But, as part of a program with the Department of Health and Human Services, the 6-week-old girl was reunited with her family on June 16. Officers stopped by their home on Tuesday as part of a welfare check and realized that the family had left.
AMBER ALERT: PLEASE RT pic.twitter.com/Bo6INWrkz9— Nebraska State Patrol (@NEStatePatrol) July 18, 2018
Betty's disappearance was a matter of concern considering the parent's history with drug abuse, as well as Zamoras' history of resisting law enforcement.
It was believed that the couple was traveling in a Ford Expedition or a Ford Explorer and that they would be heading towards Arizona or Kansas, where they have family connections.
AMBER ALERT UPDATE:— Nebraska State Patrol (@NEStatePatrol) July 18, 2018
Here are images of Betty Zamora, 6 weeks old, and Carlos Zamora and Maria Campa.
If you see any of them please call nine-one-one immediately.
Please visit https://t.co/cJZsWKfF3K for more information. pic.twitter.com/y5h3JWaSIa
At the time, the Nebraska State Patrol was looking for people's help in order to track down the fleeing parents out of fear for the child's safety. Fortunately, that won't be necessary anymore.
Recently, a 6-month-baby was also kidnapped in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The child, whose identity is yet to be revealed, was found an hour later with severe burns on his body and didn't manage to survive. The Natchitoches Police are now looking for the person responsible for the baby's death.