Police find baby who was kidnapped by suspects in ski masks

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) – Authorities in western North Carolina say they have found a 7-week-old baby girl who was kidnapped by a man and a woman who were wearing ski masks.

Asheville police tweeted Thursday evening that the baby named Shaylie was kidnapped in Biltmore Park, a mixed-use area that has retail stores.

Asheville Police@AshevillePolice


Replying to @AshevillePolice

: Suspects described as male and female, both of a thin build wearing ski masks. Female described as having black hair and male having red hair.

Asheville Police@AshevillePolice

Shaylie was safely located in Henderson County. The incident is under further investigation at this time. We appreciate the assistance of the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office, as well as the public and the media for assisting us in getting his information out quickly.


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Less than three hours after the initial tweet, authorities said the baby had been found safe in adjacent Henderson County. Authorities say a car believed to have been used in the abduction was also found in Henderson County.

It is unclear whether investigators have made any arrests.

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