Baby Abigale, alive and well Folks around Missouri are breathing a sigh of relief that the newborn abducted last week was found alive and safely returned to her St. Louis-area parents on Tuesday. Last week, a woman stole the baby, Abigale Lynn Woods, from her mother, then stabbed the mother in the neck and fled. An areawide search ensued. The alleged kidnapper is a woman who suffered a miscarriage and then tried to pass off the newborn as her own.
According to news reports, the woman accused of stealing the baby used makeup to cover the infant's unusual birthmark on her forehead, but a sister-in-law became suspicious and wiped the makeup away, revealing the birthmark.
I was driving home from the airport on Friday when I saw these Amber Alert messages on the highway signs between St. Louis and Rolla. I wondered what was going on, and then my wife told me about the abduction when I got home. I'm glad the baby is now safe and with her mother.