Child abducted from Colorado found in Ohio

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Published: Dec. 13, 2020 at 9:02 PM MST
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WILLIAMS COUNTY, Ohio (KKTV) - The search for an abducted child out of Colorado ended Saturday five states away in central Ohio.

CBS Toledo reports Ohio state troopers spotted a black Cadillac on the Ohio Turnpike outside Columbus that matched an alert for a missing child from Westminster and pulled the driver over. The 5-year-old girl was found inside the car.

According to law enforcement, the little girl was at her grandparents’ home on Dec. 9 when her mother, identified as Christine Mascarenas, picked her up against court orders and fled. The child’s father reportedly saw a post on social media suggesting Mascarenas might be trying to leave the state with the child and alerted police.

Ohio troopers say Mascarenas was behind the wheel of the Cadillac when they pulled the vehicle over Saturday. She was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Correction Center of Northwest Ohio. She will be extradited to Colorado.

Mascarenas is the little girl’s biological mother but not her legal guardian.

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