Police identify suspect in newborn's kidnapping

WICHITA, Kan. (KKTV) - Wichita police believe 34-year-old Yesenia Sesmas of Dallas faked her pregnancy and allegedly kidnapped a baby whose mother was found shot to death.

The baby's mother, 27-year-old Laura Abarca-Nogueda, was found dead in her Kansas home Thursday. This prompted the search for her missing newborn daughter Sophia.

Wichita police said Monday that Sesmas is believed to have known Sophia's mother for years.

Wichita police Lt. Todd Ojile says Sophia was reunited with family members on Saturday.

Sesmas is being held in Dallas on suspicion of first-degree murder and kidnapping pending formal charges.