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Mansfield police safely locate missing baby girl; Amber Alert canceled

The baby, whose name was not released, was allegedly taken by her 38-year-old mother Mandy Jaynes, who is now in custody.

MANSFIELD, Ohio — Editor's Note: The above video is from previous reporting on this story

The Mansfield Police Department reports a woman is in custody and an Amber Alert has been canceled after an infant was reported missing on Wednesday evening.

The 10-day-old infant, referred to as "Baby Partin" by the Mansfield Police Department, was taken by her mother, Mandy Jaynes. According to the Ohio Attorney General's office, the 38-year-old Jaynes is a known drug addict and the baby was believed to be in danger.

The incident happened in the 1200 block of Woodville Road in Mansfield. Authorities later gave information regarding a car that ended up not being connected.

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Police later stated that the infant was not abducted, but was possibly in need of urgent medical attention. Since her birth, Baby Partin had not had a medical assessment done as she was born at her mother’s residence.

Jaynes and her baby daughter were found at around 8:30 p.m. near the area of I-71 and U.S. Route 30. Baby Partin was released to Richland County Children’s Services, while Jaynes is currently in custody pending further investigation.

Credit: Ohio Amber Alert

If you have any additional information about this case, please contact Mansfield Police Det. Ronee Swisher at 419-755-9432.  

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