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Abandoned Baby Arrest

By: KKTV 11 News
By: KKTV 11 News

Colorado Springs police arrest a woman suspected of abandoning another woman's baby at a local bar.

Monica Jo Riley is facing charges of misdemeanor child abuse. Police say, she left a three-day old baby boy at Jeannie's Place on East Platte on July 29th.

Court documents say Riley says the boy's mother did not want to keep him. The 41-year old mother, Shari Crull, told Riley she did not want to risk hurting a relationship with a new boyfriend. The documents go on to say the child may have been passed to several people before ending up with Riley.

Police are still looking for the mother. If you have any information on where Shari Crull might be, call Crime Stoppers in Colorado Springs at 634-STOP or 542-STOP in Pueblo. You could earn a $1,000 cash reward for your anonymous tip.


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