SEATTLE, Wash. — A missing 10-month-old baby who disappeared from downtown Seattle was located miles away in the Queen Anne neighborhood.
Chopper 7 flew over Queen Anne around 3 p.m. and spotted a bumble bee stroller, which was a detail in the information bulletin for Charlette Childress-Imburgia.
Police report the 10-month-old is in good health. She was found with a woman, who was known to the girl's mother.
The child was reported missing early Friday morning. See photos of the baby here.
Graham Johnson showed the girl's picture to many people in the downtown area when the search was underway in Seattle. Some people said they recognized the baby as someone who has been downtown with her mother, sleeping on the streets, near an area, called "The Blade." The area is notorious for open-air drug dealing.
For KIRO 7 News at 5, we talked to a homeless woman who said she slept next to the mother and child last night – before the disappearance. Watch his report on-air or here.
"Looks like the baby I saw last night, just like it," said Jenna Quinn, who said she had been in front of Nordstrom in the Westlake area. "(The mother) passed out right beside me. I covered her up. I don't think she was that high. I think she was tired."
The baby's grandfather told KIRO 7 that the baby responds to her nickname "Lettie."
“I’ve even tried [searching] McDonald’s. I’ve had no luck, but I am going to keep trying. She responds to Lettie,” the grandfather told KIRO 7 News during the search for the baby.
Before the grandfather knew the baby was located, he offered a $5,000 reward for the baby's safe return, no questions asked.
In Seattle police's search for the child, they released photos of a man and woman. Officers said they were seeking the people in effort to find the baby, but not as part of a criminal investigation.
Police have not released information on the whereabouts of the girl's mother. They have contacted Child Protective Services.
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